[APG Public List] Sample Room in 1874

Pam White pamw2 at fuse.net
Wed Feb 10 07:33:40 MST 2010

On 2/10/2010 9:25 AM, Michael John Neill wrote:
> I've found a reference to a person of interest in an 1874 city 
> directory and it indicates he had a "sample room."
> The image has been posted here:
> http://rootdig.blogspot.com/2010/02/sample-room.html
> I'm not precisely certain what a "sample room" is. Any ideas?
Dictionary.com gives this definition:

A room, as in a hotel suite, in which merchandise is displayed for sale 
to the trade.*

Origin: *
1860--65, Americanism

Pam White

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