Elisha Graves Otis

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Noun1.Elisha Graves Otis - United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)Elisha Graves Otis - United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
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Elisha Otis started the company in Yonkers, New York, in about 1853, and can be truly said to have made the modern high-rise skyscraper possible.
It tells the story of Elisha Otis, who grew up on a Vermont farm where hay pulleys were an everyday part of life.
The safety elevator, introduced 50 years earlier by Elisha Otis, opened the opportunity to create large office spaces in cities, which subsequently helped financial and other service institutions to grow exponentially.
What invention was patented and exhibited by Elisha Otis at the New York Exposition of 1854?
This fall the 2013 edition of the standard will be published and will address issues that show how far elevators have come since Elisha Otis's day.