As lovely as they were, very few of these ornate birdcage-style ironwork antique elevators remain today, most having been demolished with the rest of the building as architecture has moved onwards and upwards.
Antique elevator at a US Custom House (1910)
Old metal elevator at the Plaza Hotel in New York City (1910)
Vintage Express elevator at the Rockefeller Building, Cleveland, Ohio (1910)
Vintage Plaza Hotel elevators – New York (1910)
Antique elevator at New England National Bank, Kansas City (1910)
Elevator doors from 1910 – Rockefeller Building, Cleveland
Antique metal elevator in United Engineering Building in New York (1910)
Elevators at the old Ritz-Carlton Hotel in NYC (1910)
Vintage iron elevators – HW Hellman Building Los Angeles
Antique elevator doors at the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia (1910)
Victorian elevator with attendant (1890)
This model was made by the J W Reedy Elevator Manufacturing Company
Edwardian metal “cage” enclosures for antique elevators (1905)
Left: No. 177 Elevator Enclosure
This elaborate artistic design is one of the handsomest enclosures that con be produced, and 1, especially intended for large fine Buildings where something very ornamental is wanted. Can be made of Steel, Brass, Copper or Bronze Metal.
Right: No. 178 Antique Copper Plated Elevator Enclosure
oil this design we show our antique copper finish. This massive, handsome pattern is suitable for large fine Office Buildings. Banking Houses, etc. Can be made of any of the various metals and finished in any of the different finishes.
Antique Copper-Plated Elevator Enclosure (1900)
From the Fred J Meyers Manufacturing Company: On this design, we show our antique copper finish. This massive, handsome pattern is suitable for large fine Office Buildings, Banking Houses, etc. Can be made of any of the various metals and finished in any of the different finishes.
Metal Car for antique elevators
The lower part of this, car is made of Steel Plates ornamented with Fancy Brass Wreaths and ornaments, upper part of Quarter Twist Flat Steel With Scroll Border and Beveled Plate Mirrors on each side of car.
Vintage metalwork elevators (1910)
Ornate iron & bronze antique elevators from the Winslow Bros. Company, Chicago.
Amazing antique elevators with flower patterns in the metal
Metal elevator car
The Scroll Work is all handmade flat steel. The corner and center posts are Steel Tubing. The mirrors on each side are beveled French plate glass.
4 different metal Victorian passenger elevator enclosures (1901)
Manufactured by the A B See company