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Model, "Electric mail collection vehicle used by the Imperial German mail service"

Pagel und Grünwaldc. 1910

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Museum for Communication Frankfurt, Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication

Electric vehicles were particularly advantageous on short routes and with small transport loads. The post office used them mainly in local and suburban areas. From 1907, 2 of these electric letter collection cars were used in Hamburg, making collection of the the letter bags of the distant city post offices quicker. This car had a load capacity of 440 pounds (200 kg), a power output of 5 horsepower, and a maximum speed of 12 miles per hour.

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  • Title: Model, "Electric mail collection vehicle used by the Imperial German mail service"
  • Creator: Pagel und Grünwald
  • Date Created: c. 1910
  • Location Created: Hamburg, Deutschland
  • Rights: © Museumsstiftung Post und Telekommunikation
  • Material: Kunststoff, Eisen, Gummi, Holz

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