The invention of the escalator

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Not surprisingly, the first working escalator was built as a tourist attraction in Coney Island, Brooklyn.


One comment

  • Steve C

    I once rode an Ames style escalator in the Boston Subway. It did not have steps, just nubs to brace your feet on. It was in a tunnel that went up about 4 stories and was covered in snow and ice. I was scared to death, is someone lost their step, they would have wiped out everyone al the way to the bottom. There was a rather large woman ahead of he that had me concerned.

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