On this date in 1893, Worcester, Massachusetts resident, Thomas H. Buckley received patent number 489893 for a "Lunch-Wagon." Though it should be noted that one-half was assigned to Ephraim Hamel, of Lynn, Massachusetts. Below is a quote from that patent document.
"The front and rear ends walls A2, and A3, are provided with stained glass windows a9, fitted to swing inwardly, and the lights of the doors a2, are also stained glass, and consequently with such construction lettering can be, and is ground thereon, to indicate and announce the character of the wagon and some of the general articles of food constituting the bill of fare, and which can be readily read from outside both day and night. . ."
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