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Lamson cash carrier video documentation (1995)

Video documentation of the Lamson cash carrier system in operation at a Penn Yan, New York department store. The cash carrier was invented in the late-19th century as a business tool. It provided a mechanical means for moving cash, sales slips, and change, by way of overhead wires, between the sales clerks and the cashier.

0.5 cu. ft.: 2 boxes containing original, master, and reference videos.

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