Elevator brake

Some Times You Just Need A Brake

Elevator Brake

Elisha Otis invented the elevator brake. He worked as a doll maker in the Otis Tingely before he invented the elevator brake. If the rope broke there would be a huge force that pulled down. There was a platform and then a rope that winded around the steam powered wheel when the rope was slashed the teeth on the sides stopped and the elevator braked. The crowd gasped and was amazed on how the elevator didn't fall. Then he said "all safe gentlemen all safe." This invention was created in 1853. This has benefitted us today because we couldn't get into higher places without climbing stairs and if he could figure this out then there would probably be more deaths back then and we wouldn't have this invention.


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Elevator Brake: Elisha Otis