Pneumatic postal service, 1880s

Pneumatic postal service, 1880s

C017/6838 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.2MB

Downloadable file size: 6.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Pneumatic postal service. 19th-century artwork of post being delivered through a pneumatic delivery system in Berlin, Germany. The tubes seen here are the start and end of a network along which messages are propelled by air differentials. This air differential is created using air compressors and a system of valves (operated using the controls seen here). Speeds of around 40 kilometres an hour were possible. Pneumatic systems were first built to transmit telegraph messages to stock exchanges (London, 1853), and a pneumatic system operated in Paris from 1866. This engraving dates from 1888.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 1888, 19th century, adult, air differentials, artwork, berlin, black-and-white, caucasian, communication, communications, compressed air, control, controlling, deliver, delivering, device, engineering, equipment, europe, european, german, germany, historical, history, human, illustration, machine, male, man, men, monochrome, people, person, pneumatic, postal service, postman, postmen, technological, technology, valves

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.