My Lamson Collection & Pics

My Lamson Cash Carriers Pictures

I have acquired several Lamson items including:

  1. A working wire carrier system (wooden cup on pulley shown below).
  2. A complete working motorized Cable Cash Carrier System (silver carrier below). (This was set up in my previous home)
  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
Lamson cable car

Lamson cable car

Lamson Tube Carriers

Lamson Carriers – would have carried money or documents or receipts

Historic info on Lamson Carriers and Pneumatic Tube Systems in Use

The following is from a Lamson 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.”

Below are Photos of Lamson Systems in their original settings

Boston Traveler, Post Office, Jordan Marsh, CF Hovey,
Besse Carpenter, SS Pierce

Boston, Worcester, Brookline, Springfield – Massachusetts

Lamson System in Banton Co., Manchester, NH

Banton Co., Manchester, NH

Lamson System in Mercantile Co., Memphis, TN

Mercantile Co., Memphis, TN

Lamson Carrier in Pacific States Ticket Carrier

Pacific States Ticket Carrier

Click to go to PHOTO Sets:

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

See Photos of Historic Lamsons Systems in the
Bank of Montreal, National City Bank,
Post Office, Southern Pacific, NY Times

New York

United Cigar Store,

United Cigar Store, NY, Flat Iron Bldg – Lamson System

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

St Louis Post Office, Law Library
St Louis Pneumatic Carriers Historical Photos

St Louis, MO

Pacific States Operating Room, Tacoma, WA

If you have pictures of a system, please let me know. I’d love to see them
and I might link this site to them.

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