Remember these.? All our yesterdays

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mickthemaverick wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 09:53
CitroJim wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 09:09

...........selected offices in a very large and sprawling building...
Idle curiosity here Jim, was that building Charles House by any chance? :)
No, but think of a large building in London with 'Charles' in the name of the street it stands on ;)
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CitroJim wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 10:21
mickthemaverick wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 09:53
CitroJim wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 09:09

...........selected offices in a very large and sprawling building...
Idle curiosity here Jim, was that building Charles House by any chance? :)
No, but think of a large building in London with 'Charles' in the name of the street it stands on ;)
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My late father in law used to head of some anonymous government department, he was tasked with improving message flow between a couple of neighbouring buildings. He commissioned reports on all the various available methods and the best option by far was the pneumatic tube system. I believe it was duly installed and worked efficiently and without issue.
Berlin also had a very large version called, iirc, the rohrpost.
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Little bit of an aside to the "tube" systems.

https://www.gchq.gov.uk/information/valentines-day


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I remember the system in Foster Bros. Cables from each counter to a cash office in the corner, the money in a pot then catapulted along the cable.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 11:10
Little bit of an aside to the "tube" systems.

https://www.gchq.gov.uk/information/valentines-day


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My daughter worked there. :) She bought a white BMW 518 off me but being just five feet tall she could hardly be seen behind the wheel, one day sorting through and reading the arriving signals she got one saying "Observations are required for a driverless BMW passing along the Golden Valley by-pass." :-D
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Gibbo2286 wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 11:12
I remember the system in Foster Bros. Cables from each counter to a cash office in the corner, the money in a pot then catapulted along the cable.
A bit vague but I think that there was a shop in Scarborough that had a similar system.
A department store, there was a monkey in a cage on one of the upper floors that do what monkeys often do to the delight and horror of many who saw it.

Boyes, I think.
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Boyes apparently have a museum in Bridlington, few pics here not sure which stores the gubbins came out of...
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Boyes apparently have a museum in Bridlington, few pics here not sure which stores the gubbins came out of...
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I seem to remember one of those in the Coop in Bromley, the one in Petts Wood was one of those pingy wire things.

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Peter.N. wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 13:51
I seem to remember one of those in the Coop in Bromley, the one in Petts Wood was one of those pingy wire things.

Peter
Kent info here http://www.cashrailway.co.uk/locations/eng-kent.htm
BROMLEY. Co-op, Burnt Ash Parade. "There was an overhead system in the Co-op on the Burnt Ash Lane Parade opposite St Andrew's Church in the 50s. Totally fascinated me as a child." Philip Clayton in posting to Friends Reunited, 28/7/12

BROMLEY. Co-op, Chatterton Road. Lamson? wire system. Disappeared in 1950s. John Hopton

BROMLEY. Co-op, Widmore Road. "Who remembers the money put into the capsules that then swished across the shop on a wire to the cashier, who sent the change back the same way?" Pauline Lipton in posting to Friends Reunited, 18/7/12

BROMLEY. David Greggs. "I remember the overhead wires where the assistants put your money in a little pot/capsule and then pulled a string with a wooden handle on it and the change came back . They had them in David Greggs as well at the one at Bromley south. I used to love to watch them shoot along the wires when I was a whipper snapper." Tony Miles in posting to Friends Reunited, 19/7/12

BROMLEY. Medhursts (now Allders). Overhead cash carrier system in 1950s. (S.Hennessy). No sign of it now.
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Apologies for the Lamson overdose :-D
Notts Lamson1 - own work
Notts Lamson1 - own work
Notts Lamson2 - own work
Notts Lamson2 - own work
Notts Lamson3 - own work
Notts Lamson3 - own work
Notts Lamson4 - own work
Notts Lamson4 - own work
And a different Lamson system - this one was used to convey messages between two floors. This is the top station, the message basket can be seen just disappearing out of shot at the bottom. The handle attached to the ropework was raised or lowered and that sped the basket on its way between floors.
Notts Lamson5 - own work
Notts Lamson5 - own work
Notts Lamson6 - own work
Notts Lamson6 - own work
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All our yesterdays and those vacuum tubes inspiring all our todays :?:



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It was the one in Widmore Road I was thinking of Bobbins, obviously got that wrong. There was a builders merchants in Orpington that had one but I'm sure someone in Bromley did.

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 11:10
Little bit of an aside to the "tube" systems.

https://www.gchq.gov.uk/information/valentines-day
Makes perfect sense as they are totally secure... Tamper with them with intent to steal and they just cease working ;)
bobins wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 14:41
Apologies for the Lamson overdose :-D
Absolutely none needed! I'm loving this particular stroll down memory lane :D