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15/01/1861 Steam elevator patented by Elisha Otis

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Who Invented the Elevator?

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Death-Proof Elevator - How We Invented the World

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A Day In History: Elevator Upgrades by Elisha Otis

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Make Inventions: Otis Safety Elevator

His main innovation was a safety system which prevented the fall of the cabin. The design is still in use today. Ottis demonstrated it at the New York exposition in the Crystal Palace in a dramatic, death-defying presentation. First such passenger elevator was installed at 488 Broadway in New York City.
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