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BRIDGEPORT. Howlands (dry goods). "In 1900.. Howland's became one of the most modern stores in the whole of New England... A pneumatic tube cash system was also installed. The new tube system became almost as big a customer drawer as were the store's daily ads in Bridgeport newspapers. Customers were fascinated by the little tubes that sailed overhead on trolley wires." Bridgeport Post, 2 Feb. 1958, p.33
• Magnetic separator in cash office. Lamson advertisement in Chain Store Age, June 1949
• "Remember when your bill and cash were sent by pneumatic tubes up to the Howlands' credit office and then your change came back in a felt tipped brass cylinder that would shoot out into a basket." East-Enders Alumni Association website
BRIDGEPORT. Radford B.Smith. "For sale... cash railway... Radford B.Smith, 232 Fairfield Ave." Bridgeport Telegram, 28 Dec. 1923
DANBURY. John M. Quim and Frank Scott dry goods store, Main Street. Wire system. Rootsweb website
HARTFORD. R. Ballerstein & Sons, 890 Main Street. "Opened to-night to the public." Cable system. Hartford Courant, 20 Mar. 1894, p.5
HARTFORD. G. Fox & Co. 406-410 Main Street. "Among the heaviest users [of Lamson carriers]." Lowell Courier, ? Oct. 1883. Photo of exterior.
• "Rail and wire systems worked best when stores had fewer floors and could locate their cashiers on a mezzanine or in a crow's nest elevated over the ground floor, as did the early G.Fox store in Hartford... When it grew to four stories, G.Fox also installed a similar [cable] system, running the cable through a center well." Jan Whitaker. Service and style: how the American department store fashioned the middle class. (St Martin's Press, 2006) p. 89
• Pneumatic system with magnetic separator. Lamson advertisement in Chain Store Age, June 1949. Also Lamson brochure, 1952
• Store burned to the ground in Jan. 1917 and new building opened in 1918. Sold to May Department Stores in 1965 and closed in 1993.
HARTFORD. Albert Steiger & Co. Pneumatic system with magnetic separator. Lamson advertisement in Chain Store Age, June 1949
NEW HAVEN. Edward Malley & Co., Chapel Street. "Among the heaviest users [of Lamson carriers]." Lowell Courier, ? Oct. 1883
• "Pneumatic tubes that ran overhead". Sir Froggie's Positive News Network and Enchanted Self website
NEW HAVEN. Shartenbergs, Chapel Street by State Street. "Pneumatic tubes that took your dollar bills or credit card, travelled overhead to a second-floor clerk, then returned with change and a receipt. Erstwhile kids will never forget that sight." Newhaven Advocate
NEW LONDON. Beckwith & Keefe, Bank Street. "Beckwith & Keefe opened their new store in Bank Street, which was handsomely furnished and equipped with Starr cash carrier system." News of New London - 22 Oct. 1889 in The Day, 22 Oct. 1914, p.6
STAMFORD. C.O.Miller Store, Atlantic Square. Guide to Nature, Apr. 1912 has some photographs apparently showing a cable system. "In 1916 .. a new overhead Lamson Electric cash system with drop stations was introduced." Guide to Nature, Nov. 1917 It appears in some illustrations including the china department and curtain department. In 1933 the store moved to 15 Bank Street and this had a pneumatic tube system with a central cashier's location upstairs. It closed in 1973.
WATERBURY. Miller and Peck. "Small railroad type 'box' cars which operated on tracks together with switches... The system was suspended from the ceiling. The system had two guide rails so the cars would not go off the tracks." Taken down in 1950s. R.McGarrity
WATERBURY. Worths (dept. store). Pneumatic tube system in 1960s. "At some payment counters there were at least 4 tubes." Store closed in early 1990s. R.McGarrity