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Elevators As Communications Systems

Elevators As Communications Systems

By Dr. Lee Gray | October 1, 2021

In this History article, your author examines a lesser-known ap-plication of VT technology.

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The A17.1 Centennial

The A17.1 Centennial

By Dr. Lee Gray | September 1, 2021

A complex story meaningfully told

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Elevator-Entrapments-in-the-United-States--1880-1930

Elevator Entrapments in the United States: 1880-1930

By Dr. Lee Gray | August 1, 2021

Reports of passengers being caught had become fairly common in VT’s early days.

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A Special Effects Elevator

A Special Effects Elevator

By Dr. Lee Gray | July 1, 2021

Exploring the entertainment side of VT

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Hydraulic Elevators in Europe and the U.S.

Hydraulic Elevators in Europe and the U.S.

By Dr. Lee Gray | June 1, 2021

In this History article, we learn that VT technology was an international story from the very beginning.

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"The Vertical Transport of Goods"

“The Vertical Transport of Goods”

By Dr. Lee Gray | May 1, 2021

Examination of a 1932 brochure by U.K. manufacturer Marryat & Scott reveals an early VT industry encounter with modern architecture.

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Historic Chicago Stock Exchange Elevator Enclosures

Historic Chicago Stock Exchange Elevator Enclosures

By Josh Nelson | May 1, 2021

The history of the organic design behind Louis Sullivan’s works of art from 1894 There are countless reasons to visit the Art Institute of Chicago. With more than 300,000 incredible pieces in its collection, the gallery is the second-largest art museum in the U.S. Famous works that line its walls range from Claude Monet’s famous…

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1950s Innovations in Elevator Cab Design

1950s Innovations in Elevator Cab Design

By Dr. Lee Gray | April 1, 2021

This History article examines cabin-access innovations that arose from the development of operator-less elevators in the early 1950s.

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Chicago Elevator First

Chicago Elevator First

By Dr. Lee Gray | March 1, 2021

This History article examines the city’s important role in 19th-century elevator progression.

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John H. Jallings 1847-1935

John H. Jallings (1847-1935)

By Dr. Lee Gray | February 1, 2021

The first attempt to tell a more complete story of the life and career of the VT industry’s early chronicler John H. Jallings is a well-known figure in American vertical-transportation (VT) history. He authored the first comprehensive study of elevator technology: Elevators: A Practical Treatise on the Development and Design of Hand, Belt, Steam, Hydraulic…

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