Poster; Quickly away, thanks to pneumatic doors, by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, 1937
Simple name : Poster
Date : 1937
Collection : Posters
Reference number : 1983/4/4655
H 1016mm, W 635mm
Print code :
Reproduced in :
Taylor, Sheila (ed), 2001. The Moving Metropolis. Laurence King Publishing in association with London's Transport Museum, p211
London Transport : 1937
Waterlow & Sons Ltd
Tube, Sub-surface railways
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Content text :
Quickly Away, Thanks To Pneumatic Doors The doors, which are edged with rubber, are kept closed by air-engine arms, one for each door. The arms engage in slots in the doors, which open when the arms swing round. The doors are held open by the arms. The signal to start cannot be given while the doors are open.
Additional information :
This poster, Quickly Away, Thanks to Pneumatic Doors, promotes the air-operated doors on Tube trains. It describes how the doors operate, including the fact that the signal to start the train cannot be given whilst the doors are open.
Air-operated doors were controlled by one or two guards, and speeded up the process of loading and unloading at stations. Their introduction also reduced staff costs since they replaced the need for manually operated end gates on the standard stock cars.
The poster was designed by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, a Hungarian artist and photographer known for his experimental work at the Bauhaus art school.
Quickly away, thanks to pneumatic doors