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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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