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From ascending rooms to express elevators : a history of the passenger elevator in the 19th century

Author: Lee Edward Gray
Publisher: Mobile, AL : Elevator World, Inc., ©2002.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gray, Lee Edward, 1958-
From ascending rooms to express elevators.
Mobile, AL : Elevator World, Inc., ©2002
(OCoLC)988940026
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Edward Gray
ISBN: 1886536465 9781886536463
OCLC Number: 52335945
Description: viii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Technological origins: freight hoists in England and America, 1800-1860 --
Ascending rooms and vertical railways: the passenger elevator, 1800-1860 --
An emerging industry. Part 1. Mechanical refinements and expanded use: freight and passenger elevators in the 1860s --
New settings and new problems: the elevator and the early skyscraper, 1870 to 1875 --
An emerging industry. Part 2. The hydraulic elevator, 1870 to 1900 --
An emerging industry. Part 3. New technology, old ideas and innovations: the electric elevator, 1880 to 1900 --
From ascending rooms to express elevators: the elevator and the skyscraper, 1880 to 1900 --
The amelioration of elevator accidents: safety, the public and the elevator industry in the 19th century.
Other Titles: History of the passenger elevator in the 19th century
Responsibility: by Lee E. Gray.
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