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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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History of Paternoster

Among many types of elevators that were created in the last 150 years, Paternoster managed to distinguish themselves by their innovative design and the way they were used. Here you can learn more about them.

Elevator Timeline

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

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".