How Elevators Have Changed in the Past 120 Years

The very first elevators made their way onto the scene as early as the 1820s, although several iterations of primitive elevators had been experimented with as far back as ancient Roman times. Things were a lot different then and the elevators of those days barely resemble those of today. According to Buildings.com, the 19th century… Read more »

Elevator Design: Form vs. Function

There’s no doubt as to the functional advantages to the modern elevator. After all, it has shaped how we live and do business today, spurring the proliferation of high rises throughout the 20th century. However, elevators blend both form and function to create an aesthetically pleasing internal design coupled with workable features that combine for… Read more »

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 »

The History of the Dumbwaiter

It’s got a funny name but the dumbwaiter represents a very important invention in history and plays a critical role in the timeline of convenience within homes and businesses. This simple yet important invention was designed to enhance the operation of a home or business by safely and effectively moving objects between floors. Let’s take… Read more »

Proper Maintenance for Your Elevator

As the owner of an elevator in your home or business, you know that safety is of first priority when operating the device. A big part of that commitment to safety is keeping up with the proper maintenance to ensure your unit enjoys a long life span providing superior service. Neglecting your elevator can lead… Read more »

The Benefits of Adding a Wheelchair Lift

Being confined to a wheelchair can obviously make getting around more challenging, but modern advancements of ramps, separate entrances, elevators and wheelchair lifts can certainly make transportation within a home or business much easier. If you or a loved one uses a wheelchair, you may consider installing a wheelchair lift in your home, otherwise known… 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 »