Author Topic: Caption it #1949  (Read 897 times)

meddyg

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Caption it #1949
« on: September 30, 2018, 08:36:22 pm »


Schindler's lift
obv !

hellymedic

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Re: Caption it #1949
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 10:15:48 pm »
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I was a Penniless Student Oaf when the (later Royal) Hallamshire Hospital was being commissioned.

There were innumerable problems with Sch(w)indler's Lifts there, and the situation was lampooned mercilessly by Student Revues.

pdm

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Re: Caption it #1949
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 10:59:06 pm »
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H, I'm sure you'll be ecstatic to know that the Hallamshire Sch(w)indlers lifts are still not up to the task!

meddyg

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Re: Caption it #1949
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2018, 08:13:26 am »
I was a pre-clinical medical student in Sheffield (ca 1973
where we used to amuse ourselves in the Arts Buliding's
Paternoster lifts ...endless fun with few injuries

(I think we may have been here before - applies to both the thread and the Paternoster lift!)

T42

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Re: Caption it #1949
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 08:24:38 am »
First time my parents visited after we moved to Paris my dad pointed to the letters RC (for rez-de-chaussée or ground floor) on a lift button and said "humph, they get in everywhere".
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

hellymedic

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Re: Caption it #1949
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 07:21:28 pm »
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H, I'm sure you'll be ecstatic to know that the Hallamshire Sch(w)indlers lifts are still not up to the task!

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Basic design flaw. :lift demand >supply. Capacity inadequate for 19 storeys; only keen (or exasperated) staff will use stairs for >5 storeys; patients generally can't use stairs. Having one lift OOS puts a huge strain on the demand for the rest. There's little horizontal movement in a building that shape and almost all vertical movements need the lifts. (Says she who mostly used the stairs 'twixt K and everywhere.)

Re: Caption it #1949
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2018, 12:43:54 pm »
The SS always used the stairs.
Never tell me the odds.

Wowbagger

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Re: Caption it #1949
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 04:24:02 pm »
There was a slight mistake in translation in the lift in our Vienna hotel: "Do not use the elevator in case of fire."
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