|Hotel Ambridge receipt|
Sept. 11, 1909
The receipt is on 8 1/2" x 6" now-fragile lined paper. It says:
"Received of C. A. Lockwood 1.50 for Electric Current to run Fan for One Month. Gus C. Frank."
Can you imagine what current* hotel bills would look like if guests were billed separately if they used a room's electricity to charge all their technology--cell phones, ipads, laptops, and the like?
You can read about the history of the Ambridge Hotel and see photos of it in my April 27, 2014, blog post, "The Ambridge Hotel."
* I probably shouldn't admit this, but I didn't intentionally write "current" as an electrical pun, but I like it, so let's pretend that I did.