Elisha Graves Otis

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United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)


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When engineer Elisha Graves Otis invented the passenger lift back in 1854, he changed the face - and the scale - of buildings forever.
In 1852, Elisha Graves Otis installed the first passenger elevator in a retail store in New York.
The Otis story began in New York City, where Elisha Graves Otis first demonstrated the safety brake and installed the world's first passenger elevators.
Actors in the roles of Elisha Graves Otis and PT Barnum will present Otis' "safety hoist" - an invention that eventually became the modern elevator.