Elisha Otis


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


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

Known for

Founder of Otis Elevator Company

1st Chair Man of Otis Elevator Company


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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