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Wiring Diagrams For Old Elevators…a Code Requirement!

Wiring Diagrams For Old Elevators…a Code Requirement!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

A requirement by the elevator code all elevators must have a set of wiring diagrams located in the machine room no matter how old they might be. This not only helps the mechanic work on the equipment in a safer manor but it should make the repair much easier and quicker, thus saving you money on your repair bill. It should minimize the time involved with trouble shooting.

The wiring diagrams for the elevator system are the building owners property. Get two sets, one to keep in the elevator machine room and the other in a safe place. Always have a copy somewhere as they have a tenancy to walk away when maintenance is  switched to a new company.  If you’re in a bind with an elevator system that has a manufacturer that may have gone out of business or is really old, contact Jim Collett at the number or e-mail address below.  He has the largest collection of wiring diagrams for sale in our industry, plus he’s a good guy and author of The Elevator Man Stories.

Need a Wiring Diagram?

My technical library consists of 30,000 sheets of hard-to-find, vintage and out-of-business Elevator Companies’ wiring diagrams, manuals and engineering releases. They range from the early 1900s through the late 1980s.

I was hired for my first job as an Electrical Draftsman by Haughton Elevator Company in the early 1960s in Los Angeles, CA.

I also have the software and equipment necessary to re-draw, restore and markup existing elevator wiring diagrams. Completed diagrams can be converted to all popular formats, i.e. JPEG, PDF and Auto CAD.

I am also able to digitize all of your wiring diagrams, manuals and other pertinent information and load it on to a thumb drive for use in the field on portable devices such as tablets or laptops.
For more information and pricing please contact me at:
Elevatorinfo@att.net
OR
(831) 324-4697

Cordially,
Jim Collett
***Sorry, I cannot supply “Proprietary Information.”***

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Brick & Mortar Elevator Museum Opens 6-29-2011

Brick & Mortar Elevator Museum Opens 6-29-2011

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

This month the Elevator History Museum (elevatorhistory.org) will be opening in Long Island City, New York. Founder and Curator of the museum, Patrick Carrajat, is asking for our assistance in helping preserve the history of our trade by donating any old artifacts that could be displayed at the museum. He says he already has a good collection of antique elevator components from the east coast but his west coast catalogs lacks some. If anyone has anything they would like to display at this museum please contact Patrick directly at 917.748.2328.

For more information please click the two .pdf documents below.

# MUSEUM OPENING INVITATION

MUSEUM ANNOUNCEMENT

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The History of the American Elevator Industry: 1850-2001

The History of the American Elevator Industry: 1850-2001

Friday, June 5th, 2009

This wonderful book written by Patrick A. Carrajat on the history of the American Elevator Industry from 1850 – 2001 is now free to everyone to read.  Thanks Patrick for writing such a great history book.  Cool photographs combined with a wonderful time line helps this book reach its goal in preserving the history of the American Elevator Industry.

We have two versions of this book online, one that is a full resolution version which is very large in size and the other is a much smaller web quality resolution.

If you’d like to send Patrick a note thanking him for his hard work please drop him an e-mail.

LIR GROUP, INC. – 4-74 48th avenue – Penthouse 3H – L.I.C., NY 11109 – 917.748.2328 – wizard@elevatorlaw.com

Download This Great Book Below – Two Resolution Sizes To Choose From

The History of the American Elevator Industry 1850-2001 – Full Resolution 86.7mb .PDF File

The History of the American Elevator Industry 1850-2001 -Web  Quality Resolution 4.7mb .PDF File

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