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Elisha Otis - Wikipedia


Elisha Graves Otis (August 3, 1811 – April 8, 1861) was an American industrialist, founder of the Otis Elevator Company, and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if...

Elisha Otis | American inventor | Britannica.com


Oct 3, 2016 ... Elisha Otis, in full Elisha Graves Otis (born August 3, 1811, Halifax, ... When an American, Elisha Graves Otis, introduced a safety device in ...

Elisha Graves Otis Biography (Inventor) - Infoplease


Biography of Elisha Graves Otis, Inventor of the elevator brake.

Elisha Graves Otis - American Society of Mechanical Engineers


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 age ...

Elisha Graves Otis facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com ...


Elisha Otis was born near Halifax, Vt., where his father was for many years a justice of the peace and a state legislator. He received a common education in his ...

Elisha Graves Otis (1811 - 1861) - Genealogy - Geni


Genealogy for Elisha Graves Otis (1811 - 1861) family tree on Geni, with over ... After Otis's death in 1861, his sons, Charles and Norton, built on his heritage, ...

Inventor Elisha Otis Biography - The Great Idea Finder


Mar 26, 2007 ... In 1852 Elisha Graves Otis, invented the first safety brake for elevators. With his installation of the first safe elevator in 1853 he literally started ...

Elisha Graves Otis


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.

Elisha Graves Otis Biography (1811-1861) - How Products Are Made


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 ...

Elisha Otis, Safety Brake, Otis History, Otis Elevator Company, USA


The man riding the hoist was Elisha Graves Otis, the founder and namesake of our company. With his safety brake, Otis literally started the elevator industry.