Elevator Inventors and Inventions

Modern elevators become widely available just over 150 years ago. Where was the elevator invented? Who invented the first modern elevator? What year was the elevator invented? Learn all about elevator invention and inventors.

Otis Elevators and Escalators

Who invented the Elevator?

Read about elevator inventors. Check out who first invented modern elevator and which civilization used ancient elevators.

Elisha Otis

Elisha Otis - The First Safety Elevator

Elisha Graves Otis didn't invent the first elevator, but he invented something more important, the first passenger safety elevator. His idea to make an elevator with automatic break offered him a great chance at publicity. Read all about Otis invention and Otis Elevator Company.

Ivan Kulibin – The First Screw Drive Elevator

Ivan Kulibin is first invented screw drive elevator. Read about this elevator inventor.

Elevator Inventors - Escalator Inventor