ESCALATOR IN GARAGE SPEEDS CAR SERVICE (Dec, 1932)
ESCALATOR IN GARAGE SPEEDS CAR SERVICE
Workers in a San Francisco, Calif., garage, with a 1,000-car capacity, can deliver a customer’s automobile from the eighth floor to the sidewalk in forty seconds. This is made possible by a vertical escalator and a long ramp down which cars are driven. Each worker, going for a car, steps on a tiny platform attached to an endless belt and rides straight up. To descend, he steps on the other side of the escalator and rides down. Electrical motors keep the escalator running constantly.