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« on: January 23, 2020, 06:28:53 pm »

A Nice Concept:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paternoster

https://youtu.be/KoCQ6tq5wJE
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 09:30:30 pm »


There used to be one of those at the library of the Birmingham University. Occasionally the established students would play a trick on the new first years by riding up to the top and whilst hidden from view quickly switching to a handstand for the jouney back down...

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 10:39:43 pm »

You never saw one before?
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020, 02:25:51 am »

You never saw one before?

This may explain why (wiki)

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he construction of new paternosters was stopped in the mid-1970s due to safety concerns, but public sentiment has kept many of the remaining examples open.[3] By far most remaining paternosters are in Europe, with 230 examples in Germany, and 68 in the Czech Republic. Only three have been identified outside Europe: one in Malaysia, one in Sri Lanka, and another in Peru.

So if you're younger than say about 50 years of age and don't live in Europe, Peru Sri Lanka or Malaysia,  chances are you've never seen one.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 02:30:27 am »

One of the smaller varieties (with rungs instead of compartments, and called a manlift belt as well as a paternoster) is still in use in at least one building here in San Antonio, Texas.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 07:45:59 pm »

Parliament House of Finland have some paternoster lifts. Quite rare system in nowadays at least in this country.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2020, 10:02:17 pm »


There's still one in the Arts Tower at the University of Sheffield, people used to do exactly the same thing. That one is 21 floors, it takes an absolute age to ride it the entire way, though if you ride it over the top there is some pretty cool looking machinery.
There used to be one of those at the library of the Birmingham University. Occasionally the established students would play a trick on the new first years by riding up to the top and whilst hidden from view quickly switching to a handstand for the jouney back down...

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« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2020, 02:49:37 pm »

Although there are two remaining in use in the U.K. I've never seen them and the only one I ever saw was in Vienna.
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« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2020, 12:55:08 am »

Ah, the curse of living in a flat country...
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2020, 07:56:05 am »

Ah, the curse of living in a flat country...

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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2020, 09:14:10 am »

Greetings My Dear Netizens

I have only seen these lifts on the telly box, and frankly, they scare the living crap out of me.
I have been around too much "unguarded" industrisal machinery as a sprout, and I really like all my
hands, fingers, toes, and other bits staying attached.

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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2020, 02:23:08 am »

I must say, I can't recall any of them ever being in Australia. I am sure there must have been one, but most of the large buildings in the major cities are quickly modernised and have so many occupants that these would be too slow. There may have been a small one for moving packages between floors in some of the buildings. Not sure.

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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2020, 12:36:16 am »

  There was one of these in one of the old industrial buildings in Meriden, CT , it might have been a Parker building or one of the Wilcox buildings.
 I rode in it when I was a kid in the 1960's.  Later it was turned into 2 'dumbwaiter's, then removed when the building became condos.

"The name paternoster ("Our Father", the first two words of the Lord's Prayer in Latin) was originally applied to the device because the elevator is in the form of a loop and is thus similar to rosary beads used as an aid in reciting prayers."  (from Wikipedia)

LOL, My dad told me they were called that because if you used one daily, you would recite the Lord's Prayer because of risk of injury, maiming, or death.
Yeah, he told me this AFTER my ride.   I had the best Dad ever   Undecided

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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2020, 08:38:38 pm »

Although there are two remaining in use in the U.K. I've never seen them and the only one I ever saw was in Vienna.

Aha- there used to be a couple of old UKAEA (UK Atomic Engergy Authority - later BNFL) buildings in Risley/Warrington that were still going in the 80-90's (eek - so last century...) that had some of these lovely things but I don't know if they are still there.

Are any of those that you know of in that area?

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