Pincus has been your elevator company in PA, NJ, and DE since 1953. We eat, sleep, breathe, and dream about elevators so you don’t have to.

But the magic of elevators can even be lost on those who work with them closely. So check out these fun elevator facts, and keep them in mind on your next trip!

  • Elevators are ancient. Greek mathematician Archimedes invented the first simple elevator in the 3rd century BC. The Roman Coliseum had 24 manually operated elevators.
  • The modern elevator was born in Yonkers, NY. Elisha Graves Otis perfected the safety elevator there in 1852. His company still provides the majority of elevators today.
  • Elevators are the safest way to travel. Yep, better than planes, trains, or automobiles. They’re even 20 times safer than escalators.
  • Elevators are an integral part of society. Elevators carry the equivalent of the world’s population every 3 days. The average passenger takes 4 trips per day.

Hungry for more elevator talk? Got questions about elevator service, maintenance, or elevator repair in the Delaware Valley? Pincus is proud to be your PA elevator company. Give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you!