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Elisha Otis’ “Improved Elevator”

Elisha Otis’ “Improved Elevator”

By Dr. Lee Gray | January 5, 2022

Examining the “facts” from the New York Crystal Palace Exhibition

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The Montmorency Escalator in Le Havre

The Montmorency Escalator in Le Havre

By Dr. Lee Gray | December 1, 2021

In this History article, your author describes an early 20th century French transportation system.

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A Story of Destruction and Rebirth

A Story of Destruction and Rebirth

By Carmen Maldacena | December 1, 2021

Iconic Llao Llao Hotel in Argentine Patagonia and its VT system continue to enchant.

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Elevator Brakes 1895-1927

Elevator Brakes 1895-1927

By Dr. Lee Gray | November 1, 2021

In this History article, your author provides a brief presentation of early brake systems.

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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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