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Mon Jan 11 21:13:35 EST 2021
Great Story. I remember the smell in that room...
> On January 11, 2021 at 6:24 PM NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> This is another installation in the need for seniors' memories of interesting historical events to be recorded before these seniors pass on. I certainly am in the senior group, but most of my work with the N&W is not of historical interest, but here is something that may be humorous, if not historical.
> For several years I worked in the N&W Motive Power Department headquarters building in Roanoke. The blueprint room on the fourth floor (the "attic") where the drawings were printed and other documents prepared had a "guillotine" paper cutter like the one shown.
> Someone had taped the message below on its table. --Gordon Hamilton
> When finished please lower the blade.
> Four Finger Fred
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