A&P. Steven was an independent elevator manufacturer based in Scotland, United Kingdom.


Brothers Alexander and Peter Steven set up in business as hydraulic engineers in 1850. They moved to the Provanside Engine Works in St. James Road, Glasgow in 1865. They specialised elevators, and the electric elevator they introduced in 1897 was one of the first made in Scotland.

In 1910 A&P. Steven introduced an electric elevator with "push button controlls". It was asvertised to be that it "dispensed with the necessity of a lift attendant."

By the 1970s they were the only independent Scottish elevator manufacturer (along with Ellis & McDougall), their elevators were installed in many tower blocks in the Glasgow area. The most notable installation was in the towers of the Red Road Flats - the tallest public housing blocks in Europe (at 31 storeys) at the time of their constriction in 1966.

Information on what happened to the company is unclear after the mid 1990s.


  • In New Zealand, A & P Steven elevators were distributed and installed by Tolley & Son.



Antique A&P

Antique A&P. Steven Caged elevator at ABode Hotel, Bath Street, Glasgow

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