Did you know that back in the heyday of Rome’s Colosseum gladiator fights that they actually used elevators to transport the lions into the arena ahead of the fights! There were 24 original elevators used at the Colosseum that were all manually-operated during the 1st and 3rd centuries AD to transport lions and other animals including leopards, bears, wolves, ostriches and deer! They certainly had a strange idea of entertainment didn’t they? Well, now after a 15 month restoration project, one of the ancient lifts used in the amphitheatre has been fully restored to working order!
Back in the day the lift needed eight men to operate it with a couple more to check on the ropes and with 24 lifts in the Colosseum that’s a lot of man power! Thankfully, lift modernisation and lift upgrades have a come a long way since then and we can travel up numerous floors with just the push of a button, imagine the man power the Romans would need to lift a lion or a person 20 floors. If only the Romans could see our lift installations now!
Like we said, lift modernisations, lift installations and lift upgrades have come a long way since 3AD and here at Sheridan Lifts we offer a comprehensive range of modernisation and refurbishment packages for all makes and types of lifts. Don’t be stuck in the past – get your lift modernisation sorted and ensure that your lift is a roaring success.