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Transcript of Elevators
Additions to voice recognition systems, some apartment elevators may eventually be operated only by those who have identifying keys for insertion in the elevator locks. A visitor would be given a passkey only after identification by phone communication with the person being visited.
Elevators of the future would also have audible messages to assuage the fears of passengers by telling them, for instance, that help is on the way if the car is stalled. In the case of a fire in a building, firefighters would need to use the elevators, and the elevator car's speaker would automatically issue the message: ''There is a fire on the 13th floor. To leave the building, please use stairways instead of elevators.''
Elevators are plannning to make the elevators go by horizantally other than just vertical way. The control buttons and visual display screens are canted at a level so they can be reached by handicapped and small children, as well as normal-sized adults. The computer-controlled panel's visual digital display system can scroll weather conditions, time of day or news information or messages that alert passengers to equipment problems and tell them what to do in such cases. The history of elevators 1852-- invents a safety latch for hoisting equipment.
1853-- starts a company to manufacture safe elevators. Sells elevator to hoist freight.
1854-- Otis demonstrates the elevator at the World's Fair, Crystal Palace exposition in New York City.
1857-- Installs the first passenger safe elevator in a New York department store.
1861-- recieves patent for improvements to hoisting apparatus, safety brake.
1861--after his death his sons form Otis Brothers & Company.
1873--over 2,000 Otis Brothers & Company.
1898-- Otis Brother merged with 14 other elelvator entities to form the Otis Elevator Company.
1930-- introduced the gearless traction was installed.
1931-- forst Otis double-check elevator, safey brake for elevators, Elisha Graves Otis, Otis elevaotor UTC, parent 31128, invention, history, inventor of, hisotry of, who invented, invention of, fascinating facts. Timeline of elevators Inventor:Elisha Graves Otis
Criteria:First to invent. First to patent. First practical. Entrepreneur.
Birth:August 3, 1811 in Halifax, Vermont
Death:April 8, 1861 in Yonkers, New York
Inventor of elevators **Elisha Otis didn't actually invent the elevator, he invented the brake used in modern elevators. Elisha Graves Otis Positive Negative -Accident
-fire emergencies -use less space
-won't get tired
-get to high
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