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AUBURN. B. Peck Co., Main Street. "The largest department store east of Boston...It was .. so elegant that even the pipes in the pneumatic tube cash carrier were decorated." Androscoggin County website.

AUGUSTA. Bussell & Weston, 190 Water Street. "This firm has recently placed the Fuller cash carrier system in their store." Daily Kennebec Journal, 3 Mar. 1891, p. 2
• "Lamson cash system." Advertisement in Daily Kennebec Journal, 20 Dec. 1910, p. 11

AUGUSTA. Chernowski's. "I remember these [pneumatic tubes] at Chernowski's in Augusta. No cash was kept on the sales floor." Amanda Perez in posting to Historic Photographs on Facebook

AUGUSTA. Fowler & Hamlen (dry goods). "The aspect in and around Fowler & Hamlen's dry goods store is becoming quite metropolitan. The latest enterprise.. is the adoption of Lawson's [sic] cash railway system, the purpose of which is to facilitate making change with customers, and to carry all the money received by the clerks to the cashier's desk. As arranged at present each counter has a money draw [sic], and the clerks make change from there. Under the new arrangement a miniature railway system, with branches connecting with each of the eight counters, will be suspended several feet from the ceiling, having the cashier's desk as one common center. There are two sets of railways and both are inclined planes... There is but one cash system of this kind in use in the State, and that is in Lewiston. Fowler & Hamlen will have theirs in operation by Monday morning. Daily Kennebec Journal, 3 May 1884, p.3

AUGUSTA. James Fuller. "Mr James E. Fuller, the popular grocery man, is having introduced into his store the Fuller Railway Cash Carrier system... This one is the first of the kind in this city." Daily Kennebec Journal, 11 Feb. 1891, p.2

AUGUSTA. Sherburne & Dailey. "Sherburne & Dailey's new Lamson cash system will be put in operation in their store Monday, the services of a cashier and bookkeeper having been engaged." Daily Kennebec Journal, 29 Jun. 1901, p. 7

BATH. Senters, Front Street. Cash carrier. Margaret Hazenbroek in posting to Facebook

GARDINER. "Mr. Z.F. Little has placed in his store Lamson's cash carrier system, which does its work quickly and accurately. The cash is placed in an adjustable hollow ball, and follows the track from any part of the store to the cashier's desk." Daily Kennebec Journal, 1 Oct. 1884, p.2

HOULTON. G.W. Richards & Co. (dry and fancy goods). Originally Page & Stevens. "This firm was the first to adopt the 'Cash Railway' system in Aroostook Co." Geo. F. Bacon. Northern Maine: its points of interest and its representative business men (Newark, NJ: Glenwood, 1891), p. 19

KENNEBEC. Bussell & Weston. "This firm has recently placed the Fuller cash carrier in their store." Daily Kennebec Journal, 3 Mar. 1881, p. 2

LEWISTON. Chabot & Richard, Lisbon Street. "The grand opening of Chabot & Richard's in their new and handsome store in the new McGillicuddy block .. will take place this Wednesday... The store is fitted with the latest cash system, the Lamson rapid system being used on the first floor and the Lamson ball system on the second floor. Between twenty-five and thirty clerks will be employed. Lewiston Daily Sun, 14 Jan. 1903, p.9

LEWISTON. B. Peck dept. store, Main Street. "Once home of the largest department store east of Boston, B.Peck Co. closed more than a decade ago. It was, in its heyday, so elegant that even the pipes for the pneumatic tube cash carrier system were decorated. Rising five stories from Main Street, the shopping facility came to be known as "The Great Department Store"... Since 1988, the building has been home to one of three Maine L.L.Bean telephone order centers." Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce website

PARIS. 'Country store' at Universalist Good Cheer Society fair. "The striking feature of this store was a complete cash railway with lines running from the several counters to the cashier's desk at the rear." Oxford Democrat, 6 Mar. 1906, p. 3

PORTLAND. Oren Hooper's Sons, Monument Square. "Store fixtures for sale... Lamson cash carrier system." Daily Kennebec Journal, 23 Oct. 1914, p. 9

PORTLAND. Owen, Moore. "Opened to the public yesterday... There is also a dumb waiter, connecting with the cashiers' room in the basement, where the Lamson low line cable is located for the cash system. This cable is the most modern and perfect cash system in use. It is entirely out of sight, and passes up from the basement into the counters. It only takes sixteen seconds to send cash to the cashiers by means of it and get the return change. It is noiseless and easily operated, and the cashiers like it very much." Portland Daily Press, 26 Feb. 1897, p. 5

PORTLAND. "There are two systems of patent cash cars for sales and change in use among the merchants of this city. One is controlled by the Lamson Cash Railway Company and the other by the Osgood Cash Car Company. The latter system is used by the dry goods houses of Rines Brothers, Eastman Brothers & Bancroft, Millett & Little, J.M. Dyer & Co., L.A. Gould, Allen & Co., and others. Mr. L.C. Goodwin arrived in this city Monday ... A note to the merchants using the Osgood system had preceded him notifying them that that system was an infringement upon the latter's patent of the Lamson system, which he represented... Of the merchants using the Osgood system, Rines Brothers yesterday agreed to give bonds, J.M.Dyer & Co. discontinued the use of the cars, and Allen & Co. and Horatio Staples will adopt the Lamson system. Millett & Little and L.A. Gould took no action on the demands made upon them. Portland Daily Press, 22 July 1885, p. 4

PORTLAND. Watson, Miller & Co., 488-490 Congress Street, Westbrook. "Their new store has recently been fitted with the Lamson cable system." Portland Daily Press, 27 Nov. 1896, p. 8

SKOWHEGAN. Ordway's. "Second hand Lamson cash carrier system in good condition at very low price." Independent-Reporter, 11 Dec. 1924, p. 4