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A Nickel's Worth of Grub at the Automat ⋆ Cladrite Radio
We are fascinated by Automats, those self-serve restaurants that asked diners to drop nickels in slots in order to raise one of dozens of small glass doors to access a serving a meatloaf or apple pie. Horn and Hardart opened the United States’ first Automat in Philadelphia in 1902, but they are mostly closely associated …