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Kasum, Emil (ed.) / The Wisconsin engineer
Volume 52, Number 1 (October 1947)

Woodburn, J.
Static,   pp. 20-35


Page 35


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     owhere in the world are eleva-
     tors as luxurious-efficient-and
safe-as in America. Nowhere are such
ingenious improvements made so con-
sistently . . . so rapidly.
  The ancestor of elevators-a crude
basket attached to the end of frayed
rope-still is in daily use-the only
access to some monasteries in Greece.
Powered by monks, fifty of whom
could not do what a little slip of a
girl does with one hand, these "ele-
vators" try the nerves of brave men.
  American ingenuity, born of in-
dividual enterprise, and nurtured by
free competition, not only gave us the
world's best elevators, it gave us a
great industry employing thousands of
men and using the products of a score
of other industries.
  The wire rope industry is not among
the least of these.
  Roebling engineers have kept pace
with the designers of "lifts" ever since
the first American elevator was in-
stalled with a Roebling elevator rope
-back in the early 1860's.
  Today, Roebling Special Traction
Steel Elevator Rope enjoys the well-
earned confidence of hoisting engineers
the world over.
  JOHN A. ROEBLING'S SONS COMPANY
        TRENTON 2, NEW JERSEY
 Branches and Warehouses in Principal Cities
THE WISCONSIN ENGINEER
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