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- An Early Electric Passenger Lift
- Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings
- Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 2001, pp. 201-208
Around the time of Federation of the Australian Colonies the engineered infrastructure for our capital cities was being expanded with the introduction of public electricity supplies sourced from central power stations. Electricity then found new uses in city buildings. This paper explores just one example of the emerging use of electricity and the electric motor in Adelaide's oldest surviving electrically operated passenger lift installed in a Federation year building. The significance of this passenger lift is assessed and the development of a conservation policy is discussed. General consideration is given to the benefits derived from the use of electricity in vertical transportation and the subsequent effect on the shape of our cities.
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- Eleventh National Conference on Engineering Heritage: Federation Engineering a Nation; Proceedings edited by Baker, Keith (Barton, Australian Capital Territory: Institution of Engineers, Australia, 2001), 262 pp, https://search.informit.com.au/browsePublication;isbn=1740922155;res=IELENG. Details