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2 Oct 2017
Otis demonstrated his safety brake elevator that was steam powered; to people in New York and this is when everyone realized this is going to have a huge impact on the world.
The first skyscraper was built in Chicago and Otis's safety elevator was what made this building possible. This was the first installation of this elevator.
Otis developed the gear-less traction system involving cables and electricity that would become the most common way to run an elevator.
Otis invented an elevator that would become the general design of todays elevators.
57 elevators were installed in the worlds tallest building that is over 2,694 feet tall.
Otis's company is the worlds leading elevator manufacturer. As buildings begin to rise to new heights, so does the technology of elevators and new possibilities for America.
First ever Rudimentary Elevator created.
The first ever passenger elevator was created by King James XV.
Elisha Otis invented and patented the safety brake for the elevator seeing that this invention can go farther to where it can hold people.
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