Alexander Miles (May 18, 1838 - May 7, 1918) was an African-American ... a
patent for an automatically opening and closing elevator door design in 1887.
Alexander Miles did not invent the first elevator, however, his design was very
important. Alexander Miles improved the method of the opening and closing of ...
Alexander Miles. (Late 1830s–1918). Miles's automatic elevator doors
dramatically improved passenger safety. Background: Miles's exact birthplace
Alexander Miles Patented improvements/innovations to the elevator with a
system for automatically opening and closing doors, saving lives in the process.
See Alexander Miles
biography below photo.
invented an improved elevator
and received patent 371,207 on 10/11/1887. More »
Feb 18, 2013 ... Duluthian Alexander Miles solved this problem by inventing an improved
mechanism to open and close elevator doors automatically when the ...
Feb 11, 2015 ... Be it known that I, ALEXANDER MILES, a citizen of the United States, ... have
invented certain new and useful Improvements in Elevators, ...
African American inventor Alexander miles invented an improved (electric ...
Miles improved the method of the opening and closing of elevator ...
Oct 18, 2015 ... Alexander Miles's improvement to the elevator was basically a matter of structure.
His device worked by attaching a flexible belt to the elevator ...
Be it known that I, ALEXANDER MILEs, a citizen of the United States, residing ...
of Minnesota, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Elevators, ...