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  1. phidauex

    I'll add an obligatory reference to 99% Invisible, which had an excellent podcast on the history of pneumatic tubes. It is just full of people who love the idea of stuff getting sucked around cities in tubes. https://soundcloud.com/roman-mars/61-a-series-of-tubes

  2. pwilken

    My favorite use of pneumatic tubes was at the Resi nightclub in Berlin in the 1920s, where tables were fitted out with in house phones so you could ring and flirt with people at other tables, and then chose gifts - ranging from sweets to diamond rings - to send by pneumatic tube to the table of your choice.

    http://www.cabaret-berlin.com/?p=491

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