ELECTRIC TABLE BRINGS IN FOOD, TAKES OUT DISHES (Oct, 1931)
ELECTRIC TABLE BRINGS IN FOOD, TAKES OUT DISHES
A magic dining table that brings in food, passes it to guests, and after the meal removes the dirty dishes, has been invented by Victor Marmonier, an engineer of Lyon, France. When the meal begins, Marmonier presses a button. A partition in the kitchen wall rises, the center part of the table, which runs along a track, appears laden with food, and the partition closes behind it. Before each guest, the moving centerpiece stops and a rotating arm passes food to two persons at a time, on opposite sides of the table. At the end of the meal, the used dishes are placed on the movable centerpiece and run out through the partition into the kitchen. For years, Marmonier has made a hobby of producing labor-saving devices for his home until now he has an electrically operated machine for virtually every operation necessary in housekeeping.