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CALNE. ?. "Many years ago in Calne Wiltshire it sold clothes and wool and material in the very early 50's." Dian Kinchin in posting to Facebook
CHIPPENHAM. Co-op, High Street. "Re-constructed premises in High Street, Chippenham. Official opening on Saturday, July 13th... A pneumatic tube cash system has been installed, connecting up all departments with the central cash office on the first floor... The pneumatic tube installation was the work of Lamson Pneumatic Tube Co., Ltd." Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser, 13 Jul. 1935, p.9
DEVIZES. J.F. Evans (drapery and clothing), 11 Maryport Street and 23 Monday Market Street, 24 The Brittox [not clear which address]. "New cash railway just erected." Devizes and Wilts Advertiser, 31 Jul. 1902, p. 1
DEVIZES. Charles Sloper &
Sons (drapers), 14-15 The Brittox (now Boots). Photograph. Installed in 1929 and still operating in 1975. Gipe closed wire system
No. 10 - John Liffen. "From memory this was a four wire system, with
three for the ground floor and one going uphill to the balcony, which
was horseshoe shaped above the entrance doors. All the wires meeting at
the cash desk at the rear of the store virtually opposite the doors"
- Andrew Hunt. One line now in Devizes Museum and one in Trowbridge Museum.
MARKET LAVINGTON. Waltons Cash Drapery Stores, White Street. "Peggy Gye .. spoke of Mrs Walton being at the heart of things, sitting in her cashier's cage and receiving money and dispatching change and receipts using an overhead wire 'cash railway'". The business failed in the 1930s. Market Lavington Museum blog
SWINDON. Ansteys. Wire system in 1950s/60s. Brian Hamilton Kelly
SWINDON. Morses (drapers and furnishers), 10-12 Regent Street, "approximately where WHS is today." Cash carrier. Susan Malkin on Facebook
TROWBRIDGE. Bristol Drapery Co. (E. Fear Hill), Silver Street. "Bristol Drapery Co. have the honour of introducing in Trowbridge the American automatic cash railway. It is one of the latest triumphs of mechanical ingenuity." Wiltshire Times, 16 Oct. 1886, p. 4
TROWBRIDGE. Co-op, Mortimer Street. "Re-constructed Mortimer Street store open... A cash desk has been placed in the centre of the shop, the junction of the overhead cash railway system. Wiltshire Times, 31 Oct. 1936, p. 7
TROWBRIDGE. F.P. Searles (Universal Provider), Parade. "A feature which will attract attention is the Gipe cash railway running from five stations up to the desk. This is a solid structure from which all that is going on may be overseen, and by means of the railway change may be sent to any portion of the shop." Wiltshire Times, 30 Mar. 1912, p. 2
DEVIZES. Museum. See DEVIZES: Sloper above. No car when I visited in April 2006 but good access to the propulsions.
TROWBRIDGE. Museum. Gipe wire system from Slopers, Devizes installed by John Liffen.
indicates systems which are still there (as far as I know) though they may not be working.