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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE MIAMI: c. 1960s

Shaft: 1955

Shaft: 1955

        "I thought YOU had the blueprints!"

Chicago circa 1955. "Elevator engineers." A job that has its ups and downs. 4x5 acetate negative from the News Photo Archive. View full size.

 

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I wonder

What do the guts of a modern day Otis elevator look like -- microchips?

He's Got His "Stick"

When I hired out as a millwright almost 40 years ago my foreman handed me a six-foot folding rule and told me that I should ALWAYS carry it with me.

To this day I have my "stick" in my back pocket ready at a moment's notice to get those accurate measurements when necessary. I see the fellow on the ladder follows this tradesman's tradition.

Which one is Otis?

The ladder belongs to him.

Which one

Ralph, I've got at least 50 "gray wires" here.

A Movie Set?

Must be. That sure looks like Bob Hope on the headphone.

[Really?? - Dave]

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