Historical info on Lamson Carriers and Pneumatic Tube Systems. See Photos of Historic Systems

The following is from a sales brochure dated 1945.

In 1880, to speed the flow of cash in his small notion store in Lowell, Massachusetts, William S. Lamson invented a carrier system. He sawed croquet balls in two, hollowed them out, and rolled them in inclined wooden troughs from the sales counter to the cashiers desk... Such was the birth of the world-wide carrier, conveyor and pneumatic tube service which bears the name "Lamson."

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Banton Co., Manchester, NH

Mercantile Co., Memphis, TN

Pacific States Ticket Carrier

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Boston, Worcester, Brookline, Springfield:
Boston Traveler, Post Office, Jordan Marsh, CF Hovey, Besse Carpenter, SS Pierce

Chicago and Elgin, IL:
Post Office, City Hall, Watch Works

New York:
Bank of Montreal, National City Bank, Post Office, Southern Pacific, NY Times

Philadelphia & Toronto:
PJ Hallahan, Philly Post Office, Toronto Post Office

St Louis:
St Louis Post Office, Law Library

United Cigar Store, NY

Pacific States Operating Room, Tacoma, WA