Archive for July, 2009

1910 Otis Freight Elevator For Sale!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

I recently acquired a commercial building with a 1910 Otis freight elevator. It has the original inspection certificate dated 1927 when it went into service and seems in fine shape. It was locked down decades ago and has not been touched since.

The location of this elevator is in Los Angeles California Area and all offers will be considered. If you are interested in purchasing it please contact for more information! What a cool piece of history this is! It’s like it’s own time capsule.

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Cool Old Photo Found-Chicago, Reliance Elevator 1912

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

relianceThis photograph was sent to us by a fan of this blog. It’s not every day you run across a random photograph with an Elevator Company Sign in the back ground. Reliance Elevator in Chicago was one of the biggest names in the city.

Enjoy it and perhaps someone who may have more information about Reliance Elevator would like to give a little history on this company in the comments section below.

Dated around 1910-1912 what a great piece of history!

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