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Steel engraving man charging a tube mail with message from 1870
Original edition from my own archives

In France, Paris had more than 200 miles of pneumatic tubes, known as the 'Carte Pneumatique', or colloquially, the 'pneu'. The system was opened to public use in 1879 as an alternative rapid postal system.
( http://www.capsu.org/history/telegram_conveyors.html )
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