|J&E Hall International|
Questor House, 191 Hawley Road, Dartford, Kent, England
J&E Hall was founded in 1785. The company entered the elevator industry in 1880 when it produced a paternoster called "Cyclic Elevator". The company later expanded their elevator production when they bought Medway Safety Lift Company (founded in 1878) in 1925. In 1931, J&E Hall began making escalators (called as "moving staircases" at that time) under license from German elevator manufacturer Carl Flohr. In 1951, J&E Hall modernized the Babbacombe Cliff Railway, a funicular railway in Torquay, Devon commissioned in 1923 by Waygood Otis.
J&E Hall continued producing elevators and escalators until 1968 when its elevator and escalator division was sold to Otis Elevator Company.
- Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
- House of Commons, London
- Redhill Railway Station, Redhill, Surrey (refurbished by Schindler)
- Stevenage Railway Station, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
- Poole Hospital, Poole (1969, modernized by Aurora Lifts? with Lester Controls)
- Fairfield Halls Theatre, Croydon
- Former Allders department store, Croydon (escalator, store closed in 2013, fate of the escalator remains unknown)
- Parliament Building of Northern Ireland, Ireland
- Royal Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
- Thorndon Building, Wellington, New Zealand (modernized by Fiam in the 1980s)
- When Hitachi acquired J&E Hall's Canadian elevator division in the 1970s, a few Hitachi escalators installed in Canada are branded as J&E Hall-Hitachi.
Notes and references
- ↑ History - Babbacombe Cliff Railway (Archived, original source from January 3, 2017, retrieved on the same date)
- ↑ Hitachi - BUSINESS TIMES, 9 November 1976, Page 5 - NewspaperSG
- ↑ Happy Escalator Monday! J&E hall escalators at Allders, Croydon - YouTube
- ↑ Phone Door Fail! J&E Hall Traction Lift/Elevator (Mod. FIAM) @ Thorndon Building, Wellington, NZ - YouTube
- ↑ VINTAGE J&E HALL / HITACHI ESCALATOR - YouTube
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