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Paternoster

A paternoster lift is a passenger elevator which consists of a chain of open compartments that move slowly in a loop up and down without stopping.

Fri, 8 Apr 2011 04:36:56

A paternoster or paternoster lift is a passenger elevator which consists of a chain of open compartments (each usually designed for two persons) that move slowly in a loop up and down inside a building without stopping. Passengers can step on or off at any floor they like. The same technique is also used for filing cabinets to store great amounts of (paper) documents or for small spare parts.

Illustration of a paternoster