N&W in 1911--Station water
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I don't suppose anybody has a picture of this machine or a similar one do
they? I would kind of like to see what this thing looked like. Sounds like
cutting edge technology in 1911, LOL.
On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 5:36 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org>wrote:
> Bluefield Daily Telegraph
> October 12, 1911
> INDIVIDUAL CUPS FOR PASSENGERS
> *A Penny in the Slot at the Passenger Station Will Get a Cup*
> The Norfolk and Western has installed a sanitary drinking cup
> arrangement at the passenger station which will provide individual cups for
> each person. The arrangement is a novelty for this depot as heretofore an
> adequate water supply with or without cups has not been provided. The man
> who wants a drink of water at the depot now can get it by dropping a penny
> in the slot and the paper cup will be automatically delivered at once.
> Of course there are some who will not be satisfied with plain water and
> for the convenience of those people it might be added that the licensed
> moisteners are still in business across the street. The advantage that
> water offers is found in its cheapness, and being able to save four cents or
> more per glass. The patent drinking cup arrangement is the same as is found
> on the Norfolk and Western trains.
> [*Only five cents for a brew across the street? As Archie and Edith sang,
> "Those were the days."*]
> Gordon Hamilton
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