Pneumatic Station

It seems this series on Sears will be slow and fitful. There is so much to do lately, and precious little time left for editing and posting photos. In addition, Idiot Photographer and I are leaving for a week long jaunt around the midwestern Rust Belt in a couple of days, which will squeeze time even further. Hopefully, though, it will yield some good pictures to share.

In the meantime, here is the directory in a pneumatic message tube station. Because there was a time you couldn’t just dash off a thought via email, you had to take it to a guy who would put your paper-and-ink message into a can, which in turn was propelled by vacuums to various terminals around the office. Next time you get wistful for the imagined romance of olden times, please refer to this post, hipster.

 

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5 responses

  1. Have a great time in the ‘rust belt’! I look forward to seeing your images as I, myself lust for rust!

    September 5, 2014 at 8:00 am

    • Lust fo rust… I’m going to have to use that!

      September 5, 2014 at 9:36 am

      • It was the title of one of my posts.

        September 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

  2. I miss those things! Thankfully, they’re not completely extinct – some banks around here still use them for the drive thru lane not immediately next to the teller windows. And the main benefit of these over email: You can’t accidentally send a firm-wide blast NSFW joke to everybody. :D

    September 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    • As someone with an abominable sense of humor, I feel you raise a very good point.

      September 6, 2014 at 6:09 pm

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