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This is a list of elevator fixtures that have been made and used by Express Lifts of Northampton, England.

1960s

Series 1

These are black lozenge shaped buttons with label in the middle and do not light up when pressed. The call station has a green "LIFT COMING" lamp which is shaped like the buttons.

Floor indicators

Express Lift Series 1 buttons would also work as illuminating lamps for floor position indicators for most elevators installed in the 1960s. These lamps have green illuminating numbers.

1970s

Series 1

In the 1970s, Express updated these buttons with different labeling, but they still didn't light up when pressed except for the landing call stations.

Vandal resistant (anti vandal) buttons (Series 3)

This are grey lozenge buttons with two red lights on both sides.

Analogue floor indicators

In the 1970s, Express Lift used floor counters with illuminating numbers and arrows that resembles an Otis display. In most cases, the arrows on the hall indicators are in between the numbers. There were also car lanterns installed on the back wall of the elevator wall.

IEE indicator

IEE indicators in Express Lift elevators would work exactly the same as Otis's IEE indicators. IEE indicators on Express Lift have rectangular glass display with illuminating numbers located behind the glass display. These indicators are extremely rare.

1980s

Series 2

These buttons are made of glass and would light up by conventional bulb.

Square buttons

These are square buttons that look just like the lozenge buttons.

Floor indicators

Express still used the same 1970 analogue indicators in the 1980s. By the mid 1980s, a digital indicator with segmented or LED dot matrix display began appearing.

1990s

Lozenge buttons

From the late 1980s to late 1990s, Express Lift used lozenge shaped buttons with a red line under the number or letter. These buttons could be metal or glass.

Floor indicators

By the 1990s, Express used either segmented or LED dot matrix display for the floor indicators.

Third party/generic fixtures

Dewhurst fixtures

Some 1980s and 1990s Express elevators installed in Hong Kong used Dewhurst fixtures[1][2], with US81 push buttons. Elevators installed in Public Housing Estate blocks also used Dewhurst fixtures, with either US81 or US90-15 buttons and UL200 Hidden Legends for analogue indicators.

In Singapore, Express elevators installed in public housing blocks built by the Housing and Development Board (HDB) between 1994 and 1996 also used Dewhurst fixtures, with US100 (vandal resistant) buttons and ULS47H LED floor indicators[3]. However, some high-rise installations found in Toa Payoh used different buttons which were not made by Dewhurst.[4]

Other fixtures

In New Zealand, there are two Express Lift installation having Adams Designer/Epco WN Signature buttons. One is at The Warehouse in Tory Street, Wellington[5], and the other one is at Prime Restaurant in Queenstown.[6]

Trivia

  • In the United Kingdom, it was possible for the 1970s vandal-resistant buttons to be mounted on a 1970s Bennie Lifts car operating panel.

See also

Notes and references

List of elevator fixtures by manufacturers

Main topic: Elevator fixtures


Official fixtures by elevator companies: Amtech ReliableArmorAtlas (Northern CA)Bennie LiftsBoralDeveDong YangDoverElevadores AtlasElevators Pty. Ltd.Evans LiftsExpress EvansExpress LiftFiamFujitecGoldStarGuangriHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHaushahnHitachiHyundaiIFEIndoliftJohns & WaygoodKleemannKone (North America) • LGLinesLouser LiftMarryat & ScottMashibaMitsubishi Electric (North America) • MontgomeryMPOrona/Electra VitoriaOtis (North America, South Korea/Otis Elevator Korea) • PaynePickerings LiftsSabiemSchindler (North America) • SchlierenSeabergShanghai MitsubishiSigmaStaleyStannahThymanThyssenthyssenkrupp (North AmericaKorean fixtures) • ToshibaU.S. ElevatorWestinghouseXizi Otis


Generic elevator component companies fixtures: AdamsBuy Elevator Parts Co.C.J. AndersonDewhurst (ERM) • DMG/MADELMIEpcoEverbrightGALHissmekanoHong JiangInnovation IndustriesJinlixKindsKronenbergLester ControlsLiSAMico ControlMonarch ControlMonitorPTLSalientSchaeferShanghai STEPTung DaVega

For other unknown fixtures, please refer to list of unknown elevator fixtures‎‎ page.
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