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?

Is 'truss' even in the vernacular anymore?

Most (young) people will be scratching their heads wondering how 'A-frame' fits.

My officemate suggested it was a 'wooden triangle'.

...we're dumb
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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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