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View Poll Results: Who is your favorite elevator manufacturer?
Otis 12 60.00%
ThyssenKrupp/Dover 2 10.00%
Schindler/Westinghouse 0 0%
KONE/Montgomery 2 10.00%
Fujitec 0 0%
Other (specify) 4 20.00%
Voters: 20. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-27-2014, 10:27 PM
 
Location: New England
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So which brand of escalator is "Good to the very last drop"?
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Old 12-28-2014, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Limbo
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I'm an OTIS man.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Table Rock Lake
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I don't know so I didn't vote. I have never owned one, much less two or three so I could compare them.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Otis.

It was founded in the next town over from where I grew up and all the old buildings in my neighborhood had Otis elevators. I am more into the vintage elevators than new ones, though I appreciate the advances from a practical perspective.
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Old 03-09-2017, 06:05 PM
 
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I voted for Otis, because that's what I remember seeing in the downtown stores of my childhood.


Elevators had operators back then, and they took the elevator up or down using a handle on a Bronze wheel, which when turned 90 degrees one way took the elevator down, 90 degrees the other way took the elevator up---Otis logo in the center of the wheel.


Elevator doors had windows, in many instances, and people could see whether the elevator car was above or below the floor they were on, since the elevator car had a light on the underside.
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