History

The Salem Elevator Works (Part One)

A glimpse into a unique aspect of VT history The history of the vertical-transportation (VT)...

Elevator Planning Guidelines in the Early 1890s

Your author looks at what was important — and what wasn’t — in the early...

The Passenger Lift’s First Decade, Part Two

In this series conclusion, the Great Britain lift system of 1860-1869 is compared with that...

The Passenger Lift’s First Decade (Part One)

The world becomes aware of the potential of VT during 1860-1869. The period between 1860...

The Passenger Elevator’s First Decade

The 1860s promoted a growing expansion of passenger elevator use in the U.S. The period...

Mad Men and Beyond

Peelle freight elevator door marketing through the years The Peelle Co. established its position in...

National Treasure

Modernized Westinghouse elevator provides access to Ruby Falls for nearly 100 years. The serendipitous decision...

The Sherrill-Roper Hot-Air Engine

In this History article, readers learn about the change from steam to a new way...

Albert Betteley

Your author explores the history of a Boston mechanic who was one of the VT...

California’s Elevator Safety Orders, 1915-1918

This History article explores a state industrial commission focused on developing safety codes. In 1915,...