Patent Model - Improvement in Waiter Calls or Signals

Maker and role
George Osborn, Patentee
Benjamin Drayton, Patentee
Production date
May 08 1877
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17 x 5 1/2" (43.2 x 14cm)
Osborn and Drayton's patent "relates to waiter calls or signals for use in saloons, gardens, and dining-rooms, where there are a great number of tables, and consequently, the call, bell or other sound only an element of confusion. The call consists in the elevation or unfolding of a signal object at a sufficient height, and of distinctive color or appearance, above the heads of the persons sitting at the table to readily catch the eye of the waiter." (Patent Number 190,511)
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