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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It is particularly gratifying to unveil the NextStep escalator this year, the 150th anniversary of the invention of the safety elevator by our founder, Elisha Graves Otis.
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.
In 1852 an American inventor, Elisha Graves Otis (1811-1861), built the first mechanical elevator with an adequate safety guard, one that would keep it from falling even if the cable holding it were severed completely.
Elisha Graves Otis, a Vermont-born inventor, solved the latter problem in 1852 when, while supervising construction of an industrial plant in Yonkers, N.