Archive for December, 2009

Antique Oak Single Person Elevator Cab Including Motor For Sale

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

antiqueelevatorYou have to check this item out over on! It’s not every day you get to see such a cool antique elevator for sale.  The actual for sale link can be found by clicking the following link

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Actual Post Descripton (Antique Turn of the century Single Person Elevator Cab. Solid Oak, 25 inches wide inches tall. 88 inches tall at the peak. Steel counter weight 89 inches tall. All the gears to make it work.)

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1890’s Elevator Sign

Friday, December 18th, 2009

elevatordirectoryThis has to be one of the coolest items I’ve seen on ebay for quite some time. The last I had checked the bid was up to $255 and the reserve price had yet to be met. The details of the item are noted below. And yes, the first line item of it being rare is correct.

  • Here is a beautiful CA 1890′S ELEVATOR DIRECTORY 43 X 26 X 1.5 INCH SIGN and in our opinion very rare.
  • We have owned it for over 20 years
  • This sign may have been in a lobby of a business or possibly head office of a corporation
  • It is made out of solid wood and has nice gold lettering for the FIRST FLOOR, DIRECTORY ETC.
  • Condition is overall great,see pictures for details, a couple of the floor letters are faded

While not all the photographs are posted here the sign looked to be about 1″ thick. Looking at it now I think that reproducing a replica would be something that wouldn’t be too hard to do. I might end up giving this a try in my spare time, kind of like the New Yankee Workshop.

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American Elevators Indianhead Emblem Sells For $355

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

amercianelevatorsemblem1Being someone who is always on the look out for antique elevator equipment, this recent sale had me realizing that there IS a market for old elevator equipment. I’ve purchased my share of cast turn of the century (1900’s) elevator castings from both Ebay and  Having seen this piece on ebay before I’ve seen it sell for between $35 and $95 but never have I seen it sell for $355! On top of the final sale was the fact that there were 21 bids on it.

So get your old equipment out and look to sell them for free over on or on Ebay for a fee. Remember, there is a market for the collectors in the elevator industry!

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