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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Jun 26, 2016 01:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It was replaced by wireless smart waiter in a Beijing restaurant. Ordered food from a smart phone. Cooks are robots too.

Jun 26, 2016 01:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Love some of the answers! Fred Griffin gave the literal answer!

Jun 26, 2016 01:40 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  A chute with a chain hoist or rope to haul stuff from the first floor to the second, and back.

Jun 26, 2016 01:27 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I actually knew this one, but still prefer Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor 's graphic.

Jun 26, 2016 12:21 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I am laughing hysterically reading the answers but put ditto " " under Nina Hollander and Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA 

Jun 26, 2016 05:34 AM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Tony & Suzanne - My grandparents had one of those when we were kids - my brother and I used to ride it when no one was looking.

Jun 26, 2016 04:46 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It's the guy who served my wife and I at dinner last night.  

(And, I bet you thought I was going to paste from Wikipedia again!)

Jun 26, 2016 04:40 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I know what it is but didn't know how to describe it. Fred Griffin explained it perfectly.

Jun 26, 2016 03:42 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I'm today's special.

Jun 26, 2016 03:37 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers This one I knew. Looks like Fred Griffin beat me to the answer.

Jun 26, 2016 03:24 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This one I actually know!  It's a shaft connecting an upper level eating area with a lower level kitchen.  Shaft contains a platform that is manually (although can be motorized in newer homes) raised and lowered to deliver and remove food & serving dishes.

Usable also in airplanes to get stuff from the cargo compartment... and for stewardesses to sneak on and take out hijackers (yes, that's from the movie "SWAT" and probably "Air Force One").

Design Schematics

Modern electric one:

Jun 26, 2016 03:11 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Are you referring to the guy I had as a waiter last night or the one that transports food up and down to different levels in a home?

Jun 26, 2016 03:02 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I've met a few who were clueless

Jun 26, 2016 02:37 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

an elevator type contraption that food is placed in and then hoisted up / down.  Have not see that variety of dumbwaiter in a long time. However the other variety seem to be many.

Jun 26, 2016 02:08 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

One who is so stupid that you feel sorry for him and leave a big tip!

Jun 26, 2016 01:38 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

One who works without expecting a tip?

Jun 26, 2016 01:33 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

not to code today.... not fire rated ...flames shoot right up with whatever route the dumbwaiter goes!!

Jun 26, 2016 01:10 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

The first home we lived in when we came to the US in 1952 had a dumbwaiter (built 19th century) and my mother's coop in NYC had one to send the trash down to the basement (also a building built in the 19th century). But I know these were also used to "transport" food from a basement kitchen to a dining room in old townhomes in NYC.

Jun 26, 2016 01:08 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Architecturally, it is a little elevator for food.  In business, it is the buyer who thinks that by waiting something better is coming along. 

Jun 26, 2016 03:40 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

All you have to do is visit a few historical homes and you will know. It was very convenient in those days. Now it isn't so important the fast food arrives from the kitchen hot as it probably got cold on the way home.

Jun 26, 2016 01:07 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Who I had thursday night for $1000 Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers but in another sense, i do see them in a lot of older large homes.

Jun 26, 2016 10:23 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I know what a Dumwaitress is.  We went into a restaurant with Valet parking , to give you an idea of the restaurant.  The waitress dropped some fried chicken down Evelyn's back.  She then proceeded to not say a word and put it back on the plate and served it.  It was "Family Style".  She should have been put in the elevator with the dishes.

Jun 26, 2016 10:04 AM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I was going to have a snide remark, but there are already too many of those. I know. I checked. 

Jun 26, 2016 07:50 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I am sure when I used to wait tables back in the olden days many thought they had one serving them! 

Jun 26, 2016 05:34 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

lazy guy   lol.  no but it goes up and down in a building.

 

Jun 26, 2016 05:09 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Funny you should ask; I just help rebuild on!

Jun 26, 2016 01:48 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is a straight line with too easy an answer.

Jun 26, 2016 01:21 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

If you go to Newport, Rhode Island and visit the kitchens of some of the mansions, you'll find out.

 

Jun 26, 2016 09:41 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I know this one as well - I even rode in one , when I was but a wee little girl LOL

Jun 26, 2016 09:29 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea

Jun 26, 2016 09:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

A guy who brings you the wrong food

Jun 26, 2016 09:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

These were replaced by helpful husbands.

Jun 26, 2016 09:04 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

We had one in the house I grew up in, circa 1898. Loved to play with it shuttling my stuffed animals up and down between the floors.

Jun 26, 2016 06:30 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - thanks again for one more architectural word...

Jun 26, 2016 04:39 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

The guy who brought me my meal tonight.

Jun 26, 2016 03:49 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

A dumbwaiter is a small freight elevator (or lift) intended to carry objects rather than people. Dumbwaiters found within modern structures, including both commercial, public and private buildings, are often connected between multiple floors. When installed in restaurants, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, retirement homes or in private homes, the lifts generally terminate in a kitchen.

Jun 26, 2016 09:51 PM