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Pacific Elevator and Equipment Company Car Switch Refurbishment

Pacific Elevator and Equipment Company Car Switch Refurbishment

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

These photos were shared by C.J. Anderson & Company who restored them for a very old and historical building in San Francisco California. Two car switches were brought back to there original condition and the one red lens, which was cracked was replicated using a cast resin from a mold taken from the original lens. It’s truly amazing the dirt and history that these two car switches showed. Considering they’ve been in operation for over 50 years it was an┬áhonor to bring them back to the day they were first installed. Keep this in mind if you’re looking to have your original castings restored in your elevator. It’s worth the cost for doing so and you’ll most likely get another 40-50 years out of service from your elevator by doing so.

Work Performed

  • Refinished Panels, coated/sealed once completed
  • Rebuilt Latch For Handle
  • Replicated Red Octagon Lens
  • Created New Trim Ring For Lens and Added Lamp

Before & After Photos

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