Elisha Otis developed an elevator system with a braking system so that if an elevator rapidly accelerated downwards, it wouldn’t come to a crashing halt. This is important because the general Public was terrified of elevators during the 19th century because many, many elevator accidents occurred during this period. Otis proved his elevator superior than all others by raising himself 3 or 4 floors and then cutting the cable to the elevator he was standing in. Every time, without fail, Otis would ...
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