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3 Interesting Facts That You May Not Have Known About the Elevator

There are a lot of interesting elevator facts ready for you to discover.

The modern elevator has completely changed the way that we live our lives. Without the evolution of the elevator, life would be much harder. For example, the residential elevator has made aging or being disabled much more convenient to maneuver through their homes. Commercial elevators help us to move through large buildings without worry or exhaustion. In short, this device is efficient and effective, but do you know all there is to know about the elevator? Keep reading for some facts that you may have not previously discovered.

1) Hotel Lobbies Originally Utilized Elevators

Commercial Elevators dated back to New York City in 1857. The world’s first elevator to transport passengers originated in a New York City Hotel. 13 years later in 1870, commercial elevators moved to offices.

2) Elevators Were Phrased as “Movable Rooms.”

This great invention was costly and fancy back in the day. Now, luckily, residential elevators nor commercially used devices are unaffordable. These “movable rooms” incorporated chandeliers, furniture, and carpeting. Talk about elegant! Passengers were encouraged to sit down as they moved from one floor to the next. Your residential elevator can still be fancy as there are a variety of customizable styles and designs

3) Vertical Transport Was Considered Dangerous

In the early 1900s, vertical transportation was not as smooth as it is today. Stops were often abrupt and so forceful that doctors coined the phrase “elevator sickness.” They assumed that internal organs would shift due to sudden movement. Luckily, residential and commercial elevators today need to comply with state-regulated safety standards. Elevator service is essential.

Preferred Elevator: We’re On the Up and Up!

For 11 years, Preferred Elevator has served residents in Central Maryland, Baltimore, and Washington, DC. You can rely on our experienced home installation team and quality products.

For our commercial elevator clients, we also provide annual inspections of your equipment to adhere to standards established by the state of Maryland. During these inspections, we make sure that your commercial mobility product is functioning correctly and efficiently. We’ll also go over all safety devices and customized features offered within your plan!

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