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Old 10-29-2017, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by dunster View Post
I remember those. I also remember the pneumatic tubes that ran back and forth in the department stores carrying cash. And I remember buying beautiful fabric for 79 cents per yard. Too bad I didn't know to stockpile it back then...
I too remember the pneumatic cash machines used to convey cash from the registers up into the air to the above shoppers to the office in the Co-operative store in England. There is a similar set up still used today in our K-Mart - I happened to notice an assistant tucking notes into a container in a pole next to the cash register and asked if it was sending cash to the office? A similar system is used in hospitals for sending blood samples to the lab - they're so noisy that they made me jump whilst sitting in the waiting room??
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Old 10-29-2017, 08:07 PM
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Yes, it measures fabric. I worked at Brunners Department store back in 1956. The one I used had the meter on top and the measure slide in the front. You would pull the fabric through until their yardage was reached, then push down and it would snip the fabric. Then tear the fabric. We always gave the buyer an extra inch.
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Old 10-30-2017, 05:51 AM
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I must be a million years old! I actually remember these when my mother would buy fabric! Thanks for a walk down memory lane!
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