Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Majestic Receiver

I think this is one of the cutest things ever. It's a small cast iron receptacle set in the wall next to the door of an old house near Albany Law School. It's not the first time I've seen one, just the first time I've seen one up close.

This ad in a 1920 issue of Architectural Record has a lengthy description of these "silent, automatic servants."

I don't get many packages and I don't get my milk delivered (though the local Meadow Brook Dairy still sells milk this way and it's well worth it). But, still, I want one.

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