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Elisha Otis


Nationality, American. Spouse(s), Susan Houghton, Elizabeth Otis. Children, Charles Rollin Otis, Norton Prentice Otis. Engineering career. Significant projects, elevators. Elisha Graves Otis (August...

Elisha Graves Otis | American inventor | Britannica.com


A descendant of a James Otis who immigrated from England to New England in ... Elisha Graves Otis, (born August 3, 1811, Halifax, Vermont, U.S.—died April 8,  ...

Elisha Graves Otis Biography (Inventor) - Infoplease


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

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 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.

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 ...

Who Made America? | Innovators | Elisha Otis - PBS


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 ...

Elisha Graves Otis Facts - Biography - YourDictionary


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 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 Otis - NNDB


Elisha Otis. AKA Elisha Graves Otis. Born: 3-Aug-1811. Birthplace: Halifax, VT Died: 8-Apr-1861. Location of death: Yonkers, NY Cause of death: unspecified

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Elisha Otis - Elevator Museum


Elisha Otis. Born August 3, 1811 - Died April 8, 1861. Improvement in Hoisting Mechanism. Patent No. 31, 128. Elisha Graves Otis didn't invent the elevator, ...

Elisha Graves Otis - The 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 ...

Biography of Elisha Otis - Inventors - About.com


circa 1855: Elisha Graves Otis (1811-1861). American inventor, devised automatic safety brake for elevators 1852-53, patented a steam elevator 1861, founder ...