Monday, July 06, 2009

Very Much A "Don't Do"

And why the pasternoster has been largely replaced by more modern forms of passenger elevator.


The Mound of Sound said...


Ti-Guy said...

"Paternoster." Named after The Lord's Prayer ('Our Father').

Riding "'round the top" is particularly scary, since the gear work involved in the whole thing passes about a foot from your face.

Ti-Guy said...

Ah, I see your link to Wikipedia mentions that:

In 1989, the paternoster in Newcastle University's Claremont Tower was taken out of service after a passenger undertaking an up-and-over journey became caught in the drive chain, necessitating a rescue by the Fire Service.