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Electric lift, 1920s

This is a single-person electric cage lift at the Spotswood Pumping Station, Victoria.


Stacking lucerne

This is a silent black-and-white film clip entitled 'Automatic elevator.', part of a 5-minute film entitled 'Lower reaches of the River Murray' about dairying in the Murray Bridge region of South Australia in the 1920s. It shows a cart heavily laden with cut lucerne arriving at an automated grain elevator where agricultural ...

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Engineering Ups and Downs

The Engineering Ups and Downs lesson and supporting student resources explore the engineering and principles behind working elevators. Student teams explore the history of elevators, their design, and develop their own working elevator using wheels, pulleys, string, cardboard and other materials. Student teams design their ...