BOSS’S MOVING OFFICE KEEPS WORKERS BUSY (Jun, 1936)

BOSS’S MOVING OFFICE KEEPS WORKERS BUSY
When the manager of a European shoe factory discovered that shop work lagged on the floors that he seldom visited, he adopted the novel solution of transferring his office into a special elevator erected against the outside wall of the building. Now, by merely pressing a button, he can move to any floor without leaving his desk or even interrupting a telephone conversation. The arrangement has proved so successful that a new office is planned which will move horizontally as well as vertically.

5 comments
  1. jayessell says: May 1, 20079:49 am

    Wasn’t there a TV commercial where the boss has his office in an elevator?

    Can’t remember what it was for… maybe FedEx?

    Dang! YouTube, you’ve failed me for the first time!

  2. Stannous says: May 1, 20075:01 pm

    Yeah, there was, but I can’t recall what it was for either (not exactly a ringing endorsement of it’s advertising effectiveness, eh?).

  3. mrq says: May 27, 200711:13 am

    This is elevator in Baťa (shoe vendor) factory, located in Zlin (Czech Republic).

    http://en.wikipedia.org…

  4. mrq says: May 27, 200711:17 am

    This is elevator in Baea (shoe vendor) factory, located in Zlin (Czech Republic).

    http://en.wikipedia.org…

  5. Jaani says: October 14, 20073:42 am

    He was a big man. Real icon. I think that someone told me that it is still there! His office had working water tap and everything. I was born in Kromeriz cca 30km away but i have never seen this myself. Shame..

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