Steampunk Feline Transport System

January 7, 2013 |

steampunk cat tube transport unit


Most of you are too young to remember pneumatic tubes. Before computers, they were used in buildings to send messages from one part of the building to another. In some cases, it might be a store sending receipts to the main desk, or a brokerage office sending orders to a main order desk. 

steampunk cat tube transport unit

When I saw this Feline Transport Unit, it reminded me of those old pneumatic tubes even though this steampunk version relies on the cat’s own leg power instead of a vacuum to propel her through the tubes. 

steampunk cat tube transport unit

This one-of-a-kind custom cat tube features several peek-a-boo holes from which the cat can survey his domain. Its practicality doesn’t end there. The sturdy construction will provide a safe haven from earthquakes should one strike this San Francisco home. Check out this Steampunk Feline Transport Unit here.


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Karen Nichols is a Pet Industry Influencer, Publisher and Multimedia Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has over 15 years of experience in the Internet Industry as a User Experience Analyst and Interaction Design Consultant. She's blogged professionally for nine years, and is a respected expert in social media, web analytics, online branding and Wordpress design and development. She's a popular speaker at pet industry conferences. In 2013, she won the BlogPaws social media awards for Best Cat Blog and Best video. In 2012, Karen won the Best Blog Design award for She was one of seven finalists in the national Purina Cat Chow Correspondent search in 2010. She has been a spokesperson for Friskies and judge of the 2012 "The Friskies" video contest, and a juror for the Internet Cat Video Festival. Karen is a member of the Cat Writer's Association, Women in the Pet Industry, the IAABC, The Interactive Design Association and the North Bay Multimedia Association.

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  1. Lynn Delage says:

    I remember pneumatic tubes. Our local J.C.Penny’s store had one and I just loved to watch the carrier shoot thru the tubes. I know any cat would love to have such a device to travel thru.

  2. Max says:

    I would worry about getting stuck in that, and no people would be able to see that I was in there and stuck…


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