Definition of Elisha graves otis

1. Noun. United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861).

Exact synonyms: Otis
Generic synonyms: Industrialist, Artificer, Discoverer, Inventor



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Literary usage of Elisha graves otis

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1. The Age of Invention: A Chronicle of Mechanical Conquest by Holland Thompson (1921)
"It was improved and developed in America by elisha graves otis, an inventor who lived and died before the Civil War and whose sons afterward erected a great ..."

2. Metals in America's Historic Buildings: Uses and Preservation Treatments by Margot Gayle, John G. Waite (1992)
"The first passenger elevator was installed by elisha graves otis in 1857 in the still standing iron front Haughwout Store in New York. ..."

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