CEO @StephenRandall found this floating around the internet. It’s a “notificator” or robotic messenger used in the 1930s for friends to leave messages for each other at a specific location. People put a coin into the machine and wrote a message on a continuous strip of paper that stayed up for at least two hours.
While essentially the two fulfill the same purpose of connecting people, I have to say our Wiffiti’s a bit more advanced. It’s bigger, quicker and allows you to connect to a lot more people at a lot more places.