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I'm not an elevator repair person. So bear with me!
Is an elevator dial to indicate the floor level called a "dial" or does it have a more technical name? We're dealing with an Otis SOB from Detroit's demolished Hudson's building from the 1920's. Also, if I'm correct, it should be brass & back-lit. Right?
Help! I need to know pretty quickly and I thought this might be a rather easy question for you folks to answer!
Thanks ever-so much!
-- Maura Cady (email@example.com), March 09, 2001
The very "technical" name for it would be floor position indicator or "PI" for short.Being of 1920s vintage it's almost certian to be brass but I doubt very much it would have been back-lit.
-- Freddie (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 10, 2001.
Just rebuilt one "1923" it was cast, painted gold, found a new 5" arrow and painted it gold, you can not tell from the hall thats it not brass no back lit but you could put one in . There is a 1/4 to 3/8 slot that a lit could go through
-- (email@example.com), January 27, 2002.