Elisha Graves Otis

Born: 1811
Birthplace: Halifax, Vt.

Improvement in hoisting apparatus—Otis built the first modern passenger elevator which used his invention of a safety device which prevented the car from falling if the cables broke. (1988)

Died: 1861

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