Payne Elevator Car Switch or Someone Else’s?

Payne Elevator Car Switch or Someone Else’s?

November 9th, 2011

I received this e-mail from George asking for more information on a car switch he purchased. ┬áIt’s got a Payne Elevator Tag on it but I don’t believe that Payne was fabricating car switches back in the day. The location is Cambridge, MA and any information you can provide would be helpful. Please leave your feedback in the comments section. Cool piece and photographs.

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  • elevatorpreservation
    November 10th, 2011
    at 10:11 am

    Yes indeed this is a Payne Car Switch. Made in their factory in Cambridge. I have parts diagrams and know where the contacts can be purchased. If you need any additional information please contact me.


  • George Scala
    November 11th, 2011
    at 11:54 am

    Thanks so much for taking the time to look at this!
    Purchased this at the Brimfield Antique Festival this past summer. Great conversation piece :)

    I opened the front panel, and the numbers “758″ are embossed on the inside.

    If you have any more info, I would be very appreciative.

    Also, Tim suggested a potential auction price; do you have any estimates to that end? Not looking to sell it,m but would like to know that I left room for myself when I purchased…

    Thanks again, and stay well–


  • harborpayne
    March 8th, 2012
    at 10:18 pm

    My last name is Payne. I am building a new home with a residential elevator for our 12 year old son who is in a wheelchair. We ran into this blog and find it very interesting. Never heard of Payne elevators, but am learning. Can anyone guide me to some Payne Elevator memorabilia that we could incorporate into our home elevator?


  • elevatorpreservation
    March 30th, 2012
    at 8:07 am

    Anyone that has information about Payne Elevator please share it here.

  • elevatorpreservation
    March 30th, 2012
    at 8:09 am

    Sorry no idea on the price for this item. The stamping is most likely the pattern number.

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