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does anyone got information about a web forum hosted by onetwomax ? this web discussion forum was talking about elevators ... it also learnt to me the bad news .... otis stadthagen factory is gonna close ... anyone here should be interested in this kind of information .... it could happend to anyone of us , working for elevators and mechanical stairs companies .... even if germany is not near me ... i live in Paris ..i think this events ain t too far away from me not to make me sad ...

-- charles Burtin (Trollboys@aol.com), September 12, 2004


Hi Charles, I noticed that you live in Paris, I have an interest in the lower curved leg level elevators in the Eifel Tower. Are they the same original pumped water roped hydros that were originally installed back in the 1800s, what changes have they made to the since. There is some interesting history about the Tower elevator equipment. Thanks Jim

-- Jim (www.elevator555@hotmail.com), September 13, 2004.

you ll have to wait a litle time to get a litle more information cos i don't know a lot about this ... i know that Otis did get the modernisation contract... i think that they ain't Hydraulics anymore ... i don t know ... i didn't get there since a long time and i ll have to find the old issue of Otiscope ( the french company journal ) to give you the answer ... In France Otis s got different agency ... my agency only takes care about public administration and social buildings . Eiffel Tower is a different agency ... and i don t meet other technician a lot ... and in the Modernisation service i don t really meet other technician , other than my own team .... but anyway i cant get picture of the place and send it to you ! amicalement ! Troll

-- Burtin Charles (Trollboys@aol.com), September 13, 2004.


Otis did modernize the tower elevators back in the 90's. Something in my memory makes me think the water stuff had been changed way before that though?

Good luck

-- John (elvtech@hotmail.com), September 14, 2004.

Here is a link to the OTIS website that explains a bit about the elevators in the Eiffel Tower


-- Liftfixer (liftfixer@hotmail.com), September 21, 2004.

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