This is a list of elevator fixtures that have been used by Fiam.
- 1 1960s
- 2 1970s to 1980s
- 3 1990s
- 4 Notes and references
In the 1960s-1980's, FIAM used small, round glass buttons which lights up entirely in white. These buttons contiuned to be used well into the 1980's.
Fiam also had solid, white round buttons without any illumination in the 1960s. This type of button is not rare in Italy.
Fiam used analogue floor counter displays during the 1960s which consists of multiple circles with illuminating numbers on them.
Some elevators have a horizontal analogue floor indicator positioned above the landing or car doors. Some others, however, do not have an interior floor indicator. Instead, the floor buttons will act as analogue floor indicator and they will not light up when pressed.
1970s to 1980s
Many 1970s Fiam elevators used small, black round buttons with an illuminating halo. These buttons are flushed and had engraved white number and/or symbol on them.
Besides black buttons, Fiam also used their white round buttons with illumination in the 1970s, which have been used since the 1960s.
These are round concave buttons with an orange lamp next to them. These buttons are usually found in Fiam elevators installed in the 1980s. These are most likely a vandal-resistant design, as the buttons are made of metal.
Floor indicators and hall lanterns
Fiam continued on using their 1960s style analogue floor indicators throughout the 1970s, which consists of multiple white circles with illuminating numbers. Some elevators have a horizontal analogue floor indicator positioned above the landing or car door, and often has two triangle-shaped lanterns on it. Like some elevators installed in the 1960s without an interior floor indicator, the floor buttons will act as analogue floor indicator, but they will not light up whe pressed. Fiam also began using digital segments display for the floor indicator, of which a few elevators have been fitted with it during that era.
Hall call indicators
In the 1970s-1980s, almost every Fiam elevators have white circles with illuminating numbers on the car stations. These white circles, which were arranged horizontally next to the floor buttons, indicates hall calls. If a hall button is pressed, the circle of the corresponding hall call/floor will light up to inform the elevator user or operator that a person has made a call on another floor.
In the 1970s-1980s, Fiam also made the vandal-resistant version of the round call buttons with a small round lamp in the middle of the button. However, this version was not as common as their original 1990s version.
In Hong Kong, Fiam elevators which were installed in Public Housing Estate and Home Ownership Scheme blocks in the 1980s use Dewhurst fixtures, mostly consist of US81 series braille buttons and UL200 series floor indicators.
In the 1990s, Fiam installs Kone elevators. In this period, and only Hong Kong still takes any new installations in Public Housing Estate blocks, Home Ownership Scheme blocks and several government buildings in Hong Kong were still using Dewhurst fixtures. They consists of US81 series braille buttons and UL200 series floor indicators (in Public Housing Estate blocks and Home Ownership Scheme blocks only).
Floor indicators and hall lanterns
In the 1990s, Fiam used digital segmented indicators with hall lanterns especially in high-rise elevators. However, some older Fiam elevators which were modernized in the 1990s uses vintage Otis-style floor counters that are simply metal plates with illuminating numbers, going horizontally.
Notes and references
- Fiam Traction Elevator at No.224-226 Des Voeux Road. West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
- Fiam Traction Elevator at No.281-283, Castle Road, Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong
- Fiam Traction Freight Elevator with manual door at Kwai Hing Industrial Building, Kwai Chung, New Territories, Hong Kong