Escalators invented by Jesse Reno
By Chase Molony and Timmy Moses
An escalator is a moving staircase – a conveyor transport device for carrying people between floors of a building. Escalators are used around the world to move pedestrian traffic in places where elevators would be impractical. Principal areas of usage include department stores, shopping malls, airports, transit systems, convention centers, hotels, arenas, stadiums and public buildings.
Escalators have the capacity to move large numbers of people, and they can be placed in the same physical space as one might install a staircase. They have no waiting interval and can be used to guide people toward main exits or special exhibits, and they may be weatherproofed for outdoor use. A non-functioning escalator can function as a normal staircase
Jesse Reno invented the escalator in 1891 used at the Old Iron Pier, Coney Island, New York City. His invention was referred to as the "inclined elevator."
There are about 33,000 escalators in the U.S. There are about 200 billion riders per year. In a 10 hour day, an escalator can handle about 33,000 people.
Central-Mid-Levels escalator and walkway system in Hong Kong