J&E Hall is a British company. The company manufactured passenger elevators, escalators as well as paternosters from 1880 to 1967. Today, the company only manufactures refrigeration units.


J&E Hall was founded in 1785. The company has been involved in the elevator industry when the company produced their paternoster called Cyclic Elevator in 1880. The company later expanded their elevator production when they bought Medway Safety Lift Company in 1925. J&E Hall entered the escalator production in 1931 after the company signed an agreement to manufacture escalators (called as "moving staircases" at that time) under licence from the German patentee Carl Flohr.

J&E Hall continued to produce elevators and escalators until in the 1960's. Their elevator and escalator division was sold to Otis Elevator Company in 1967.

In 1976, the J&E Hall's Canadian elevator and escalator division was bought by Hitachi. It was said that Hitachi bought a 19% stake of the company[1].

Notable installations


  • Redhill Station, England (refurbished by Schindler)
  • Stevenage Station, England
  • Poole Hospital, England
  • House of Commons, London, England
  • Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), England
  • Fairfield Halls Theatre, Croydon

Other countries

  • Parliament Building of Northern Ireland, Ireland
  • Royal Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

Notes and references

External links

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