Business & Finance: A. B. See to Westinghouse

Like the sap rising in a forest is the morning flow of Manhattanites to work, as packed elevators in tall buildings whisk them upward by thousands to disperse on higher and higher floors. By the time this life has drained out of the office buildings at 5 p.m. and apartment houses and hotels are full for the night, Manhattan elevators have carried 13,000,000 passengers 95,000 miles. In the business of furnishing vertical transportation to New York and other cities, famed Otis Elevator Co. held an unworried near-monopoly from about 1900 to 1926, controlled...

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