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  1. Fantastic Paternosters and Where to Find Them

    Paternosters may look like something out of Hogwarts, but they are a real invention and some are still in operation today. A paternoster is a door-less passenger elevator consisting of compartments attached to continuous chains and moving slowly in a loop without stopping. Passengers can step on or off at any floor. The construction of new paternosters was…

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  2. Before There Were Elevators…

    There was the Paternoster. First built in 1884 by the Dartford, England engineering firm of J & E Hall Ltd., The Paternoster, or Paternoster lift is similar to that of an escalator. It’s made up of several open compartments designed to carry 1-2 people that travel around a loop within a building without stopping. It travels…

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