Archive for January, 2010

Help Ben Find An Old Elevator!

Help Ben Find An Old Elevator!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

My name is Ben Samuel, I am working on a documentary series about Edwardian
engineering that will air on national Geographic in the States and Channel 4
in the UK.

I am very interested in finding any Edwardian (c1900-1915) era Otis Elevator
Company elevators that are still in working order. I am particularly
interested in any that are in the UK, or on New York, Washington or Chicago.
Do you know of any that might fir the bill?

Best wishes,

Ben Samuel
Associate Producer
Twenty Twenty Television

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A.B. SEE Car Switch

A.B. SEE Car Switch

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Found this old car switch for sale over on ebay. This unit which was taken out of an old hotel sold for $300 which was a steal to the winning bidder. A very cool piece of elevator memoribilia and one that would have looked great in any office, bar or garage.  Don’t send any e-mails, this is long gone to the highest bidder. If you’re interested in a new car switch check this out. 

If you’re interested in checking out some other cool car switches visit Elevator Bob’s website by clicking the following link; 

Thanks to Bob for putting together this great photo website!

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Mitchell Elevator For Sale

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

See another one out there selling an old elevator. The location of this unit is in Nevada.

I have an elevator from the late 1800’s in my bldg. I have the patents for it too. It is a Mitchell which of course is no longer in business since early 1900’s. It’s in good shape and I have pictures of it are attached. Please contact and we will put you in contact with the seller.


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Cool Otis Elevator Patent Print For Sale

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

I’ve seen these on Ebay before but this one is the best looking one I’ve ever seen and for the price you can’t beat it.  If you love elevators and their history you’ll love this print. If for some reason it’s not on Ebay any more contact the seller through this link.

otispatentQuality Reproduction of the
Original US PATENT for the ELEVATOR BRAKE!!!

Invented and Patented by Elisiah OTIS in 1874. This invention of the Elevator Brake made elevators safe and practical for use in high-rise buildings. This is his entire patent reproduced on 8.5″ by 11″ Antiqued Parchment Paper, and includes the Drawing Sheet and 2 Description sheets that describe the invention in full detail.

Own an amazing piece of HISTORY!!! Ready to FRAME!!!

Buy it Now!!!

This is a low resolution scan of the actual document for fast loading. The actual documents are of museum sharpness and quality.

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