Lamson vacuum system
Cash flow: The tube system for the business was installed in 1930 and is thought to be one of the oldest of its type in the country; the capsules are filled with cash by the shop assistants on the shop floor and sent along tubes using vacuum technology to the Cashier's Office.
This particular Lamson Vacuum System will be going to a museum.
When The Famous opened its doors Queen Victoria was on the throne. It was the year of the first ever Crufts dog show, and the year that Arsenal Football Club was established. In that same year Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was published.
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Sadly, with its courteous assistants, old world charm, wonderful wooden shelves, and ambience - everything must go before the shop finally closes its doors after 126 years of trading.
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