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Alfred Ely Beach

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FORGOTTEN AMERICANS -- Alfred Beach

 

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The pneumatic tube's strange 150-year journey

 

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The Secret Subway, by Shana Corey (MPL Book Trailer 267)

 

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The Underground New York Subway Tour

 

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Why Did America's First Subway Fail?

Alfred Ely Beach was an American inventor, publisher, and patent lawyer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He is most known for his design of New York City's earliest subway predecessor, the Beach Pneumatic Transit. He also patented a typewriter for the blind.
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  • Personal 

  • Early years 

  • Invention of a subway 

  • Death 

  • In popular culture