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Armor Elevator Company
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Founded

1935

Headquarters

80 Maiden Ln, New York, New York, United States

Founder

Martin Dorsch

Armor Elevator Company (Canadian division called Armor Elevator Canada Limited, not to be confused with Armour Elevator Company) was an elevator company based in New York, NY. They made their elevator parts, and they sold their fixtures, and probably other parts to other companies.

History

Armor Elevator Co. was founded in 1935. In 1981, the United States division of Armor was bought by Kone as a mean of entering the American market. It became Armor KONE for a short period. The Canadian division of Armor was bought by Schindler in 1982.

Notable installations

United States

  • New York Public Library Northern Herald Square, New York City, NY
  • 141 West 41st Street, New York City, NY
  • Macy's in Broadway Mall, Hicksville, NY
  • JCPenney Boulevard Mall, Amherst, NY
  • Broadhollow Plaza, Farmingdale, NY
  • Hospital Road Professional Center, Patchogue, NY
  • Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY
  • The Sutter Grant Building, San Fransisco, CA
  • Rolling Meadows Library, Rolling Meadows, IL
  • 30 Courthouse Square, Rockville, MD
  • 911 Silver Spring Ave., Silver Spring, MD
  • The Lady Luck Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
  • Las Vegas Club, Las Vegas, NV

Canada

  • High Point Mall, Mississauga, ON
  • Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto, ON
  • Quality Hotel Fallsview Cascade, Niagara Falls, ON
  • Ellis Place, Kelowna, BC

Hong Kong, China

  • Yu Hing Mansion and Wallock Mansion, Sheung Wan (1979-1980, modernized by Thyssen in 2000)[1]
  • 22 Stanley Street, Central (1979, modernized by Kone in the early 1990s)
  • Man Man Building, 43A-45 Jardine's Bazaar, Causeway Bay (1980, modernized by ThyssenKrupp in the 2000s)[2]
  • Lok Kui Industrial Building, Kwun Tong (1973)
  • Lok Do Building, Hung Hom (1980)

Trivia

  • Armor elevators were also imported to Hong Kong, China in the 1970s. In there, most of Armor elevators are maintained by either KONE Elevator Hong Kong Ltd. or Ben Fung Engineering Co. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Kone Hong Kong), but only a very few of them still remains in Hong Kong.

See also

Notes and references

  1. Elevator has been replaced into Shanghai Mitsubishi elevator in 2018.
  2. Elevator has been replaced into Nikkin elevator in 2014.
Schindler lifts (Dewhurst fixtures 2) "This elevator only serves two floors."
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