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History of Elevator

What was the first elevator? What is the first documented proof of elevator use? What about modern elevators? Read about history and origins of elevators.

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Elevator Timeline

Check out important dates in elevator history. Here are the most important milestones in elevator evolution.

History of Moving Walkway

One of the most interesting transportation innovations of late 19th century was without the doubt moving walkway. Here you can read more about how this great invention impacted our modern civilization and how it changed the way we move in public areas.

Ancient Elevators

There are evidences that many ancient civilizations have used some type of elevators. What forms of elevator transport was present in those ancient times? Read about the ancient elevator "moving platforms".