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Coat Check

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Coat Check

Attended cloakrooms, or coat checks, are staffed rooms where coats and bags can be stored securely. Typically, a ticket is given to the customer, with a corresponding ticket attached to the garment or item.

They are often found in nightclubs. A nominal fee is generally charged, or if not, a tip is usually paid by the customer when they reclaim their item.

The concept of the coat check was initiated by Albert Behar in the New York area shortly after the Depression. Mr. Behar noticed that customers put their coats on the back of their chairs, and offered to store the coats for the customers in a small room adjoining the restaurant

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Category: Passenger/Pedestrian Signs.

Coat Check is part of the Passenger/Pedestrian Symbols group.

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