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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 10, 1912, Image 30',
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NEW YOR LETTER
New York, Sept. 10. Getting
your food out of a safe deposit
box with a glass front is the lat
est restaurant novelty in New
The town has a wide variety of
food emporiums, but the "auto
mat" is different from all of
them. It recently opened its
doors on Broadway, several
blocks above Times Square, and
curious throngs have flocked
The entire front, some hundred
feet wide and 20 feet high, is of
colored glass, set in leaded panes,
and as the place is always bril
liantly lighted, the passer-by has
nodifficulty in noticing it.
Within are a great number of
tables, and around them, on three
sides of the room, the glass
fronted cases containing the food
First, at the left, are the hot
dishes chicken pies, stdws, etc.
And they sure are hot. The un
wary automdttist who essays to'
take one of them without first
muffling his mitts in a napkin is
quite apt to drop his meal on the
mosaic, floor. t
The manner of obtaining a pie,
,or whatever is desired, is as fol
lows: First, gaze through the
glass window to make 'sure there
is- a pie in the box. Then drop
three nickels, or as many asarel
J required, successively into a slot
Desme tne dox. as tne last one
drops, you hear a slight click. .
You take hold of a knob, open the
dqor, and -take out your food.
Following along around the
room are cold dishes, salads, des
serts, rolls, sandwiches any
thing that -any dne could want uv
a restaurant. '.
Things to drink are obtained
by dropping a .nickel, holding a
cup or glass under a. faucet, and
pressing a button. There are but
tons for black coffee, coffee with
milk, tea, iced tea and milk..
Taking your provender from
the boxes, you carry it to a table,
sit down and eat. Napkins, water,
sugar, condiments, sliced lemon,
cracked ice, and any other "trim
minds" are on shelves around the
room, and you help yourself.
A force of employes fills the
food -compartments as fast as
they are emptied, and carries
away"th"e empty dishes. There is
a cashier;' whose sole duty is to
give nickelrfn exchange for other
City Railway Co. has appoint
ed Herbert E. Fleming, its chief
engineer, to represent it on arbi--tration
board. This is manifestly
unfair. The men appointed Judge
Kickham Scanlan, a man who
had nothing to do with street
railways, as their representative.
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Erie; Pa. 20 persons seriously"
injured in collision between reg-1;
ular- passenger train on Nickel
Plate railroad and switch engine!"