New York City used to deliver mail through underground pneumatic tubes. They managed to deliver all sorts, including food using the same tube.

New York City used to deliver mail through underground pneumatic tubes. They managed to deliver all sorts, including food using the same tube.

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An image of a woman working on the pneumatic tubes
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During the 1860s, American inventor, Alfred Ely Beach first proposed the idea of a rapid underground system to beat the traffic congestion on top.

A sketch of Alfred Ely Beach, inventor of the pneumatic tubes
Alfred Ely Beach, inventor of the pneumatic tubes

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