Lamson Carriers

Antique Lamson Cash Carriers

Wow! Try and find info about these on the web. I guess I have best American source of info on Lamson Cash Carriers. The very best site is from Andrew Buxton in the UK. I got interested in these by seeing complex pneumatic tube systems as a kid in Chattanooga, TN. I saw some of the cable carriers in later years and picked up a few bits and pieces in antique malls. I just recently found out about the Electric Cable Cash Carrier systems of the early 1920’s. I really want to try and get some info on what still exists out there and see what I can pick up along the way!! Lamson systems are so rare they almost have little value as no-one is collecting them.

While these Lamson pages are being rebuilt you
can still see the information and images here

[Red means haven’t rebuilt that page yet]

I have acquired several Lamson items including:

  1. A working wire carrier system (wooden cup on pulley shown below).
    Click    SEE VIDEO (AVI file)
  2.  A complete working motorized Cable Cash Carrier System (silver carrier below). Click
  3.  A complete basket carrier system, but I have no place to set it up (need high ceiling).
  4.  A Bronze terminal from a pneumatic system (tube shown below). Click

A quick history lesson with PICTURES. Click

I have scanned some original Lamson books which are fascinating (links not completed yet).

  • Better Store Service Book (cover image)
  • History of the origin and Development of Lamson Service  (with historic pictures of systems in use)
  • Lamson Pneumatic Tube Apparatus (#1 – Retail and Grocery Stores) (wonderful pictures of historic installed systems)
    • #2 Pneumatic Tube Clothing and Furnishing Stores
    • #3 Pneumatic Tube Images of PARTS
  • Stout’s carries on its basket tradition
  • See photos of a Lamson basket carrier in Australia
Link to “Cash Railways” Article by By Diane DeBlois
Link to Andrew Buxton’s site on cash carriers in the UK.

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