Home Manufacturers Cash Balls Wire systems Cable systems Pneumatic systems Locations References Patents

Wire systems

In wire systems, the car has pulley wheels which run along wires fixed between the sending and receiving stations. There may be a single wire (as in the Rapid Wire system) or a pair of wires (as in Gipe's system). The car may be propelled by gravity, a catapult or multiple-pulley arrangement, or by the separation of the wires at the sending end. As well as carrying cash, there was a variant of the Air-Line system which carried the purchased goods for wrapping in a wire basket.

Different types of cars:

Air-Line | Barr | Basket carriers | Baldwin Flyer | Dart Cash | Gipe | Kick-Back | Lamson Rapid Wire | Push-car | Other manufacturers


Carrier of a Lamson Air-Line wire system

Cover of a (U.S.) Lamson brochure, ca. 1917