Escalators are all the rage!

This new invention has "escalated" in popularity!

Inventor - Jesse Reno

He created the first working escalator in 1891. It was first used at the Old Iron Pier at Coney Island, New York City. He graduated from Lehigh University in 1883 with an engineering degree in mining, and later getting a degree in working with heating metals. He was born on August 4, 1861 and died June 2, 1947.

Then and Now

Back then escalators were used for merely amusement; they had no practical use. Now days people use them in replacement of stairs. Often times you'll see stores that have both stairs and escalators.

How Escalators Are Made

How It's Made Escalators


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