New Yorker Hotel Servidor Hardware - Beautifully Framed - Rare
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New Yorker Hotel Servidor Hardware - Beautifully Framed - Rare:
The New Yorker Hotel opened its doors in 1929 - just in time for the Great Depression! Originally, there were 2.500 rooms, making it the world's largest hotel for many years. Hilton Hotels operated it for many years but in 1976 sold it to the Unification Church for about $6 million. In 1994, after being closed to the public for 18 years, it was re-opened to the public and a major renovation began. Today, after knocking out walls and modernizing the hotel, it is a Wyndham Hotel with about 1,100 rooms.
"Way back when" the door to each of the 2,500 rooms had a "Servidor". From the inside of the room, a guest could open this "door closet" and put his/her cleaning or laundry inside. From the corridor, a laundry attendant could open the outside portion of this "door closet" and remove the laundry items WITHOUT disturbing the guest. This also provided excellent security, as the guest room side of theServidor could be locked from inside.
The locking devices are beautifully framed in what appears to bemahogany wood andprotected by glass.
The entire piece is 10" wide x 8" high x 3' deep.
Picture #1 shows the entire front. Pictures #2 and #3 show the larger piece, with instructions for usage, which would be on the guest's side of the door. Picture #4 shows the corridor side of the lock. Pictures #5 and #6 are self-explanatory.
The small plaque on the lower right side says "ORIGINAL HARDWARE FROM NYH SERVIDORS".
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