125 years ago, Jesse Reno invented the first escalator and was patented on March 15, 1892. The first escalator was called the Tilted Lift. It was installed on January 16, 1893 at the Old Iron Pier in New York City. This escalator has a tilt angle of 25 degrees and carries passengers through a conveyor belt for a distance of only seven feet.
The escalator was relocated to Brooklyn Bridge two weeks after the Old Iron Pier. It is estimated that the elevator transported a total of 75,000 passengers during the two weeks. At present, more than 100 billion people use escalators in the United States each year. Over the years, ThyssenKrupp has been constantly improving the escalator technology invented 125 years ago, and during the 100 years launched various of escalator products.
The 125th anniversary of the escalator is a momentous occasion for ThyssenKrupp to celebrate, taking this opportunity to review history and looking forward to the future.