The Automat

I remember the Automat which was made popular in the US by Horn & Hardart. The first one was opened in 1902 in Philadelphia. You put money in a slot in front of a piece of food, then opened the door and took out the food. The Automats are gone but the silverware is available as antiques.

A film on the Automat was recently released. It will be on DVD on 9/20/22.

update 10/10/22: I just watched the film and really enjoyed it. It brought back memories of my childhood in Manhattan.

This is my fork and spoon from Horn & Hardart
In the film The Sleeping City (1950) around the 1:09 point

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