History

What’s Past Is Prologue

The challenges of predicting the future Famous quotations from William Shakespeare include a well-known line...

Elevator World Is Born: 1953

A look at ELEVATOR WORLD’s inaugural year In celebration of ELEVATOR WORLD’s 70th year of...

The Birth of the Modern Escalator

This History article looks at the lead up to June 1919 and the fervor surrounding...

The Salem Elevator Works (Part Two)

Conclusion looks at the success, expansion and transformation of Charles F. Curwen’s company. Part one...

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...