That is so cool for such a great price
and so works with your space.
They certainly knew how to do things back in the day.

Quote Originally Posted by pfcs49 View Post
No. I picked it up disassembled from an elevator company that replaced it with modern stuff. It's counterweighted with a simple but very clever locking coupling that stop it as soon as weight come out of the cab.
It was early 20th century, made in Poughkeepsie, NY. FDR's mansion just up the road has a near identical unit. They were called invalid lifts.
It's pretty and pretty fast. Perfect for my 3 stories. Paid $1200 for it (+ my carpenter installed it. He had to fabricate the darker "derrick" part of 6x6s
It's rope pull; the counterweights are on the left, on the two down-cables.