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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 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, ...

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 ...

Otis, Elisha Graves - Overview, Personal Life, Career Details, Social ...


The family of Elisha Graves Otis had roots in New England that stretched back to the seventeenth century. Elisha, the son of Stephen and Phoebe Otis was born ...

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 - 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

Inventor's Challenge - The Science Spot


Invention(s)/Date(s). Nationality. Ben Franklin. Elijah McCoy ... Elisha G. Otis. Etienne Lenoir. Percy L. Spencer ... Invention(s)/Date(s). Nationality. Ben Franklin .

Transportation-Related Inventors and Inventions - Enchanted Learning


The bathysphere was invented by William Beebe and Otis Barton (around 1930). .... Elisha Graves Otis (1811-1861) invented the elevator brake, which greatly ...

US Inventors - EnchantedLearning.com


US Inventors and Inventions. ... OTIS, ELISHA GRAVES Elisha Graves Otis (1811 -1861) was an American mechanic and inventor. Otis invented the elevator ...

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Elisha Graves Otis Biography (Inventor) - Infoplease


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

Elisha Graves Otis - American Society of Mechanical Engineers


Elisha Graves Otis, a self-taught mechanic with multiple inventions to his credit, is best known for inventing a safety device for elevators that prevented them from ...

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 ...