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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 Elevator Music

What is elevator music? This calm, relaxing music today is often used in many areas beside elevators. Read about elevator music.

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".