Hardcover, 8vo. B&W illustrations throughout. 316 pp with index. FINE condition. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: This book traces the history of the passenger elevator in the U.S. from circa 1850 to 1900. The book focuses on the history of technological development as well as its impact on office building planning and use patterns, and its social impact and cultural assimilation. As the project unfolded, the author reveals that the development of the elevator was as much a commercial history as it was a technological and architectural history.
The author's research focused on three primary groups of materials: articles from 19th century newspapers and scientific, technical, engineering and architectural periodicals; a small collection of manufacturers' catalogs; and over 2,500 elevator patents awarded between 1850 and 1900. A secondary body of material consisted of industrial and commercial histories of manufacturing centers located in the Northeast and Midwest. Otis Elevator Co. also provided access to their extensive corporate archive, which includes a wealth of information on both Otis and the history of the elevator industry.
Título: From Ascending Rooms to Express Elevators a ...
Editorial: Elevator World
Año de publicación: 2002
Condición del libro: Fine
Descripción Elevator World, Inc, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M1886536465
Descripción Elevator World, Inc, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 1886536465