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Gamage's Store, Oxford Street, London: the pneumatic tubes in the basement

RIBA Ref No RIBA120967
Architect/DesignerMessrs Joseph
Lutyens, Sir Edwin Landseer (1869-1944)
Artist/PhotographerDell & Wainwright
CountryUK: England
CityLondon
Subject Date1930
Image Date1930
ViewInterior
StyleModern Movement
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceAP940/14
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditArchitectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
SubjectPeople ; Shadows ; Machinery ; Shops ; Workers
NOTES: The pneumatic tubes which contained the bills spread through the store for 25 miles. Through them the bills flew at 30 miles per hour, were changed, and sent along a belt to the girl in the picture, whose sole duty it was to place them in one of the tubes, where they were sucked back again at the same speed to the departments from which they came.
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