GERMANY: For Gentry Only!

An elevator is sometimes called Aufzug (Uptrain) in Germany, more often Fahrsthl (Travel-chair), but whatever it is called, it is always exclusive. Apartment house elevators are few and far between. Service elevators are unknown. Such lifts as there are are proudly marked "Nur für Herrschaften"—"For Gentry Only!" It is always understood, and generally written in the lease, that no messengers, delivery boys, or servants may ride in the lift except when the servant is accompanied by the employer or the employer's dog, cat, etc. That has been the rule, but last...

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