Tag Archive: history

  1. In Memory of William C. Sturgeon

    William C. Sturgeon, legend of the elevator industry and founder of Elevator World Magazine, passed away on October 11th at the age of 95. You can read about his life and career in this article, as well as in his memoir, More Ups Than Downs. His obituary can also be viewed here. William C. Sturgeon…

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  2. The Nation’s First Elevator Museum

    Patrick Carrajat, a retired elevator executive, has opened the nation’s first elevator museum in Long Island City, New York. The 700 square foot facility holds rare artifacts like a steam pressure gauge from the late 19th century, as well as advertising and other elevator-themed curiosities. Carrajat aims to preserve a history he feels is disappearing….

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