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BEDFONT. Edmonds, High Street. "Edmonds also had the cash office up stairs, there was a tube that went to the office from the shop floor with the cash and the change came back down to the shop floor, they did knot keep cash in the shop." Ray Norwood in posting to RMweb 4/12/13
FELTHAM. Sainsburys. Cash carrier. (Posting to uk.rec.subterranea newsgroup, 8/3/00)
HARROW. Stanley Lee (dept. store). "The money taken whizzed round in little cash carriers, at ceiling height, and brought your change." Harrow East website
HARROW. Sopers (dept. store). Pneumatic tube system. Rev. Robert Bell
HOUNSLOW. Trebles. Church Parade, High Street, next to the junction with Lampton Road. Closed in 1963. "Treble’s was very old-fashioned, even in my day ... The best thing, though, was the payment system, which used a ‘cash railway’. The assistant would take your money, it was placed in a little metal container and whizzed away to the cashier via overhead wires; receipt and change returned the same way." Peoplegen website
MILL HILL. A draper's shop. "There was a draper's shop opposite Woolworths, which had a brown, lino floor and the assistant put the money in a cylindrical tube which was attached to an overhead wire. The tube went whizzing across to the cashier, who sent back the receipt and any change in the same way." Mill Hill Preservation Society website
SOUTHALL. Edmonds. "They had the cash tube fly across top of shop to cashier cash .and change came back on wire tube.where money was put in..for customer" Yvonne Butler posting to Southall Message Board, 8/1/14
SOUTHGATE. Evans and Davies. "Evans and Davies had an ingenious system for payment... There was a central cash desk from which radiated overhead wires to the various counters, along which went small, round, screw top wooden containers." R. Mott and B.M.Griffith Williams. A Southgate boyhood. (Edmonton Hundred Historical Society), p. 19
UXBRIDGE. Carrick and Coles. "The enterprising firm of Messrs. Carrick and Coles, of Uxbridge, have adopted Lamson's American cash railway system throughout their various departments." Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette, 15 Dec. 1888, p. 5
UXBRIDGE. Co-op."The shop assistants would write out the Co-op cheque and add the customer's number. As there were no tills the money was sent up to a cash office via an air-powered Lamson chute. Customers then had to wait for their change to come whizzing across overhead." Yours [magazine], 10-23 Mar 2009.
UXBRIDGE. Randalls, 7-9 Vine Street. Lamson pneumatic tube system with seven Pneu Art terminals and cash desk. Restored to working order in 2013. I visited on 6 July 2011. Photographs. Shop closed 31 December 2014. Guardian website 30/12/14. The building was sold to a property developer, Inland Homes, and it is understood that the pneumatic tube system is to be at least partly preserved.
UXBRIDGE. Suters (later Owen Owen). "Apart from the automatic cameras, it also sported a Lamson machine. This wonderful contraption used compressed air to send cylinders containing cash, receipts and the like hurtling between the departments and cash office via a network of pipes. Shop assistants requiring change would pop an advice note in the heavy cylinders with their twist openings and coloured felt ends, and pop them into the loudly hissing tube by the till. There were many rumours of loose notes blowing around in the labyrinth of pipes, but I have yet to learn if there was any truth in them. Sadly, the equipment was stripped out of the store in the mid 1970s, but here and there a sawn-off pipe can still be seen." Uxbridge & W. Drayton Gazette, 26 Aug. 1992, p. 12
WEALDSTONE. Sainsburys. Cash carrier in mid-1950s. (Lynne Tann-Watson)
WEMBLEY. Killips. "The money on wires system I remember was in Killips' store in Wembley - long since gone." (Viv in posting to Whirligig message board, 21/11/04)
indicates systems which are still there (as far as I know) though they may not be working.