Category: Elevators

6 Reasons to Install an Elevator in Your Home

The thought of installing an elevator in your home may sound out of reach, a luxury you can’t possibly afford. Good news is, it’s more affordable than you may think and you don’t need a mansion to be able to pull it off. Mowrey Elevator has dumbwaiters in all shapes and sizes to accommodate your… Read more »

The Technology Behind How a Modern Traction Elevator Works

The technology powering today’s modern traction elevators has come a long way since primitive beginnings. It wasn’t until the 1800s and the Industrial Revolution that new production processes into iron and steel completely changed the world of building, and indeed how elevators were constructed to meet the growing needs of skyscrapers. Braking systems made in… Read more »

How the Invention of Elevators Transformed the Design of Commercial Buildings

Elevators have a long and varied history, starting off with the most primitive of designs occurring back in 236 BC when Greek mathematician Archimedes invented the very first one. Later, King Louis XV of France installed a one-story elevator in his palace that he called a “flying chair” – and he operated it just by… Read more »