Pneumatic dispatch


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a system of tubes, leading to various points, through which letters, packages, etc., are sent, by the flow and pressure of air.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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This opens the possibility of pneumatic dispatch of the sample tubes and thus a gain in time at the emergency department.
In his vision, individual households would be connected through a system of pneumatic tubes to a central "domestic depot." Orders for household goods could be placed to the domestic depot by telephone (a recent invention in 1881) and shipped almost instantly via pneumatic dispatch. This system, Sears believed, would place the unavoidable modern forces of centralization and technological innovation at the service of traditional domesticity.