Would you want a deathtrap lift installed in your building? – Lift Company

Yes that’s a serious question! The paternoster lift is a special kind of lift that has no doors and moves up and down the building shaft on a continuous loop. Named after the Lord’s Prayer, you can only fit one or two passengers inside each cabin and they’re thought to be highly efficient; if not dangerous. Paternoster lifts are kind of dumbwaiters for people when you think about it! Passengers must pay close attention when stepping on and off as ...

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Dumbwaiters living up to their name

So we all know that dumbwaiters are small lifts that are used to transport food items in places such as restaurants and hotels, but it was a case of a “dumb waiter” one Christmas Day when a member of staff in a pub, here in the UK, thought, after a few too many eggnogs no doubt, that it would be wise to crawl into the dumbwaiter shaft!

No matter how small you are to be able to fit in one of ...

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Dumbwaiters and Dumb Waiters


Faulty Towers was an iconic sitcom revolving around the day-to-day running of a hotel starring 2 characters: Basil Faulty, the owner, and his sidekick Manuel, the Brazilian waiter. The pair were often seen running up and down stairs or running through from the kitchen to the dining room with meals in the hands in a hilarious fashion.

The food they served was either wrong, too cold, too hot or fell on the floor, which often resulted in classic moments of ...

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