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Bennie Lifts Limited
Bennie Lift logo 70s

Founded

1900s

Founder

John Bennie

Acquired by

Kone (1986)

Year active

1900s - early 2000s

Status

Defunct

Bennie Lifts Limited was an elevator manufacturer from United Kingdom.

History

Not much known about this company. John Bennie founded the company and started making electric elevators around in the 1900s. In 1986, Bennie Lifts was taken over by Kone. They still made lifts from then until the early 2000s.

Notable installations

  • Brunswick Square Underground Car Park, London
  • Compton House, Battersea[1]
  • Pimlico Housing Estate[2]
  • Brighton Road Car Park, Sutton
  • Leopold Street Car Park, Ramsgate
  • Dixon Clark Court (near Highbury & Islington Station)
  • London Bridge Underground Station, London
  • Canary Wharf Underground Station, London

Trivia

  • Their elevators were mostly found in tower blocks.
  • In 1930, George Bennie made a monorail prototype.[3]

Gallery

References

  1. Bennie lifts at Compton House in Battersea
  2. Bennie lift at Pimlico housing estate
  3. George Bennie's monorail prototype

See also

External link

Schindler lifts (Dewhurst fixtures 2) "This elevator only serves two floors."
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