Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1995 09:14:48 -0500 From: "Allan M. Siegal" Subject: Re: The Automat On Nov 23, 1995 07:11:09, 'SETH SKLAREY ' wrote: > I believe the places were >called Horn & Hardardt's Automat, but it was a long time ago. Can anybody >add some info? The last working Automat, at Lexington Avenue and 42d Street, closed 10 or 15 years ago. It became a Horn & Hardart (sic) restaurant with table service. The greatest loss was the nickel ladies -- those wonders who could dip a hand into a bucket of nickels and weigh out a precise dollar's worth without looking, for customers needing change for the slots. An Automat -- nonworking, too bad -- is preserved on the ground floor of the Museum of History and Technology at the Smithsonian. But we digress. -- Allan M. Siegal........................siegal[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Assistant Managing Editor The New York Times