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Supplement to the Record and Guide, September 8, 1900.
TIS ELEVATOR COMPANY awarded the Grand Prize
and Gold Medal at the Paris Exposition for Electric Elevators
and Escalator, and in recognition of the. great service
rendered the world by the perfection of Hydraulic and Electric
Elevators and Hoisting Machinery. The Pioneers in Electric
Elevators. Over 15,000 H.P. used daily in operating Otis Electric
Elevators in New York City alone. .........
VIEW OF WORKS AT YONKERS.
WORD has recently been received from the Paris Exposition that the Otis Elevator ComÂ¬
pany of New York has been awarded the Grand Prize and Gold Medal for Electric ElevaÂ¬
tors and Escalator. This is interesting news, not only to architects, builders and owners, but to
the general public as well. More passengers are carried by the Otis Elevators in New York City
alone than by the Elevated railroad system, and when it is understood that in the entire career
of the Otis Company, lasting now for nearly half a century, and extending all over Europe, Asia,
Africa, South America and the West Indies, besides the United States, not one passenger has
been seriou.sly or fatally injured, the fundamental reason of the companj's success will be apparÂ¬
ent. The history of this success is practically a history of the improve-
rnents from time to time of the elevator, for the Otis model has ever served
as a base for development. The latest improvements in this lineâ€”the
electric elevator and the escalatorâ€”originated with the Otis Company,
and the awards of the Grand Prize and Gold Medal of the Paris ExposiÂ¬
tion are fitting recognitions of the company's unparalleled succrss in these
new fields. In the last few years two-thirds of the Otis Company's vast
output have been electric elevators. Their adaptability for service in
apartment houses and private residences is becoming thoroughly underÂ¬
stood. It is safe to say that already no fine residential establishment is
considered complete that is not equipped with electric passenger elevator