Sam Loyd's Cyclopedia of Puzzles

MathPuzzle has an excellent scan of Sam Loyd's [wiki] Cyclopedia of Puzzles, a compendium of math puzzles published in 1914. Link

Can you guess the answer to the Office Boy's Puzzle above? What does the sign say?

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I'm 31 and I got truss off the bat. I don't think it's that obscure.

I think "Trustees' room" is probably referring to a room for meetings of a corporation's Board of Trustees.
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