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Elisha Otis
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Born

August 3, 1811 (Halifax, Vermont, United States)

Died

April 8, 1861 (aged 49) (Yonkers, New York)

Known for

Founder of Otis Elevator Company

1st Chair Man of Otis Elevator Company

1853-1861

Elisha Otis, was Elisha Graves Otis (August 3, 1811 – April 8, 1861), was an American industrialist, founder of the Otis Elevator Company. He invented a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the hoisting cable fails.

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