Vintage Mail Bank Pneumatic Brass Vacuum Tube

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  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Aug 06, 2007
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Brass Pneumatic Tube


Sell-it4u presents: Brass Pneumatic Tube


13 1/2" Brass tube 9" x 2 1/2" hinged door Unique Collectible

This is probably one of the most unique items I have ever listed. This is a 13 1/2" brass tube, that was part of a pneumatic vacuum tube system used in a local department store. It was used to send money/messages from one department to the office etc.

This came out of the Killians Department store in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA. It closed in the 1980s.

Tube is roughly 2 1/2" in diameter and has a hinged door that appears to be made out of particle board. It has a brass piece on the inside to seal the tube and an ornamental handle on the outside. Overall nice condition, does have a few oxidation spots. Top of tube appears to have been cut off when removed.

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