Tuesday, October 30, 2018

The History of the Elevator

From: Jim H.
Sent: October 30, 2018
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The first electric elevator was built by the German inventor Wener Von Siemens in 1880. In 1889, the first commercially successful electric elevator was installed. In 1887, an electric elevator with automatic doors that would close off the elevator shaft was patented. This invention made elevators safer.
Elevator History - Facts and Information

Who first invented the elevator?
Elisha Graves Otis
Elisha Otis. Elisha Graves Otis (August 3, 1811 – April 8, 1861) was an American industrialist, founder of the Otis Elevator Company, and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails. Elisha Otis - Wikipedia

Why was the first elevator invented?
In 1853, Otis established a company for manufacturing elevators and patented a steam elevator. While Otis did not actually invent the first elevator, he did invent the brake used in modern elevators and his brakes made skyscrapers a practical reality. Learn Who Invented the Elevator and More - ThoughtCo

What are the types of elevator?
There are three main types of elevators commonly used: traction with a machine room, machine-room-less traction, and hydraulic; however, there are variations on each type. Elevator Types - archtoolbox.com

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