Westinghouse was a manufacturer of many different products, including elevators and escalators. Westinghouse started making elevators and escalators in the early/mid-1900's, and sold off their elevator division to Schindler in 1989.


These fixtures consist of large black buttons that do not light up. On some elevators, the car station can be a car switch.


Black buttons

In the 1950s, Westinghouse uses black buttons for their elevators. Floor counters are simple with small illuminating numberings and usually mounted above the landing doors. On some elevators, the call buttons are a triangular metal plate with grooved surface and placed on a triangular lamp which lights up in green for up and red for down.


Westinghouse made a rotodial indicator. They called it the Synchrodial indicator.

Solenoid buttons

Solenoid buttons were used on some early Westinghouse Selectomatic elevators in the 1950s. They look similar to their normal black buttons but they latched on when they pressed and pop out when the car stops. These buttons were also similar to the pop-out buttons used on early Otis Autotronic elevators as well as most European Schindler elevators installed in the 1960s. In addition, these buttons were possible to be pulled out to cancel car calls. In some cases, there is a number next to the button that lights up when you press the button. There is also a white version, which lights up when pressed.

White buttons

These are smaller white buttons that protrudes from the panel and have black font.

Circular buttons

These buttons are solid grey with a circular pattern, and are very rare.


Westinghouse AE was Westinghouse's most used fixtures line when it came to installs, and equivalent to Dover's Classic and Montgomery's A Series fixtures. In the 1960s, a black version was also available. The fonts are different depending on the version. AE uses Gorton condensed characters or Helvetica medium characters. Most 1970s and 1980s Westinghouse elevators would have Westinghouse AE call buttons, but EPCO CircleLine on the Car Operating Panel. Schindler stopped using AE after the buyout. In the 1960s, AE was used in some Westinghouse Selectomatic elevators.

IEE style indicator

Westinghouse also used an IEE style indicator, possibly made by IEE.

Mechanical indicator

Westinghouse made a very unusual mechanical indicator. It appears to be either a wheel, or a belt with holes cut in it that light shines through to display the floor number.


These fixtures have metal buttons with white numbers on them, and 6 lights, 3 above the number, and 3 below the number. The actual name of these fixtures is unknown.


RT was introduced and used by Westinghouse in the late 1980s before Schindler bought them out. Schindler continued using them, and to this day are still being made and installed by Schindler, although not as often and is now used for fireman's elevators. That is later on Epco WGH Signature Series.


MT indicators were first used in very late Westinghouse elevators before they merged with Schindler. MT fixtures were continued by Schindler until around 2005. These buttons were shaped like OTIS Series 1 and Dover/TKE Impulse but had a red line above the button. MT are also possible to be mounted on a Schindler M-Line panel, which had very few installations in the United States.

See also

List of elevator fixtures guide

Main topic: Elevator fixtures

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