Nationality, American. Spouse(s), Susan Houghton, Elizabeth Otis. Children,
Charles Rollin Otis, Norton Prentice Otis. Engineering career. Projects, elevators.
Elisha Graves Otis (August 3, 1811 –...
Elisha Graves Otis, (born August 3, 1811, Halifax, Vermont, U.S.—died April 8, ...
Elisha Otis, American inventor of the safety elevator, shown in an engraving.
Little is known about the early life of Elisha Graves Otis (1811 – 1861), the
youngest of six children born to Stephen Otis and Phoebe Glynn in Halifax, VT. At
Elisha Otis, a descendant of revolutionary patriot James Otis (1725-1783), was
born near Halifax, Vermont. He left his family's successful farm at the ageof ...
otis.gif. Inventor's name: Elisha Graves Otis. Date of birth: August 3rd, 1811. Date
of death: April 28th, 1861. Invention: Elisha invented the break for the elevator
using a tough, steel wagon spring ... Elisha Otis was born in Halifax, Vermont.
circa 1855: Elisha Graves Otis (1811-1861). American inventor, devised
automatic safety brake for elevators 1852-53, patented a steam elevator 1861,
The American manufacturer and inventor Elisha Graves Otis (1811-1861) was
one of the inventors of the modern elevator and founded a company for their ...
Elisha Otis. Born: 1811, Halifax, VT Died: 1861, Yonkers, NY. Did You Know? At
P.T. Barnum's Traveling World's Fair in New York, Otis rode up in an elevator ...
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