A Brief Look at the History of the Modern Elevator

Today, most people do not think twice about using an elevator and there are a number of uses for these devices, including not just the traditional office building elevator, but also commercial elevators. Sometimes called just a “lift” in parts of Europe and elsewhere, elevators provide a mechanism for moving people, as well as items, [...]

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The Development of a Safe Passenger Elevator

Lifting aids, like dumbwaiters, have been used for thousands of years both in construction and residential settings. The passenger elevator is, however, a much newer device, dating back only about 150 years. This is in part due to the fact that there were a number of safety concerns posed by elevators up until the middle of the 1850′s, when the first safety elevator was developed.

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Dumbwaiter Kits vs Custom Built Dumbwaiters

There are a number of different residential dumbwaiter manufacturers and many models to choose from. Electric dumbwaiters can typically be classified as either a custom built dumbwaiter or a dumbwaiter kit.

Read more to learn the difference between Custom Built Dumbwaiters and Dumbwaiter Kits.

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Dumbwaiters: Making the Home Safer

A dumbwaiter is a powerful tool that can increase safety and decrease the chance of a fall. These devices are in some ways much like an elevator, but are usually on a smaller scale and are not intended to be used with people. Find out more about these devices in this article.

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Vertical Platform Lifts

Finding a way to allow access to all areas of a home can often be a challenge for people using wheelchairs or mobility scooters. There are many areas of the home that can be very difficult to get around, but there are many ways to improve accessibility.

One way to improve accessibility is to use a wheelchair lift. These function as a self contained elevator, so are very cost effective. These vertical platform lifts are used in homes and businesses across the country.

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