This is a list of elevator fixtures that have been used by Sabiem, a defunct elevator manufacturer from Bologna, Italy that has been acquired by Kone in 1985.
1950s to 1960s
Sabied used non-illuminating black buttons from the 1950s to the late 1960s. These buttons were also used in very early Orona elevators (which were branded as "Orona Sabiem") in the late 1960s, due to license agreement with Sabiem. However, some of these buttons were later replaced into illuminating ones in the 1980s by Sabiem, or in the 1990s or 2000s by third-party companies.
1959 Sabiem car operating panel with black buttons in Mexico City.
White plastic buttons which replaced on 1990s.
1960s Sabiem black buttons.
1962 Sabiem freight elevator car station in Hong Kong.
Hall stations/floor indicators, hall lanterns and car floor indicators
The analog floor indicators usually have green and often yellowish, red or orange illuminated numbers, and are mostly found above the inside doors.
On some smaller and freight elevators with manual doors, the inside indicators are usually mounted vertically above the button panel. Indicator on hall stations usually have an illuminating "COMING" word which would light up when the call button is pressed.
1960s Sabiem custom intermediate hall station in Hong Kong.
1960s Sabiem intermediate hall station in North Point View Mansion, Hong Kong.
1963 Sabiem hall station in Penang, Malaysia.
A standard 1960s Sabiem hall station in Hong Kong.
1967 Sabiem hall station in Hong Kong which using yellow illuminated numbers.
1960s Sabiem call station with special design in Hong Kong
1960s Sabiem call station with arrows logo.
1960s Sabiem call station in Mong Kok, Hong Kong.
1962 Sabiem hall station in Hong Kong, with green and yellowish illuminating numbers. Notice the "COMING" lamp.
Hong Kong's narrowest elevator doors at Pak Tat Mansion, Jordan. Which using 1960s Sabiem fixes. But they were replaced by Ringhing Engineering Lift Department (FeLift) in 2016.
1960s Sabiem hall lanterns which lights up in green/red and hall station buttons
In the 1970s, Sabiem revised their analog floor indicators, making them black square (resembling mahjong tiles) and lights up in green, but some of them are white and lights up in yellow. These analog indicators are mostly located above the elevator doors. Some of the hall stations often have illuminating "COMING" word which lights up when the call button is pressed, but this has mostly been replaced with an illuminating call button. On some smaller elevators, the outside indicators are usually mounted vertically on the hall stations, similar to those found in Sabiem elevators installed in the 1960s.
Some of Sabiem elevator when the call button is pressed, will switching "COMING" word.
Some of Sabiem elevator when the call button is pressed, will switching "COMING" (就到) Chinese word.
1970s Sabiem hall station, can see illuminated arrows logo to replaced "COMING" word which lights up when the call button is pressed.
1970s Sabiem call station.
Sabiem mahjong tiles hall lanterns
1970s floor indicator.
1970s Sabiem car floor indicator.
A pre-1970s hall lanterns.
A pre-1970s floor indicator display.
1970s Sabiem car satiation which using 1960s horizontal floor indicator above doors.
Vertical floor indicator used in a Sabiem elevator.
Sabiem continued using their 1970s illuminating buttons and indicators with minor changes until around the mid 1980s. Some of the analog indicators now illuminated in yellow orange and the lenses are now white instead of black.
Later, Sabiem started using rounded square illuminating buttons with black frame and electronic floor indicators. They are used in two elevator types; roped hydraulic and traction (mostly bottom-drive).
Some elevators in old Hong Kong public housing blocks and car park buildings (both were built by either Hong Kong Housing Authority or Hong Kong Housing Society) in the early 1980s are using Dewhurst buttons, mostly the US81 series buttons.
1980s Sabiem call station with an "Out of Service" lamp in Hong Kong (Credit to YouTube user Vincent Chong)
1980s Sabiem car station in Hong Kong (Credit to YouTube user Vincent Chong)
Another 1980s Sabiem car station in Hong Kong (Credit to YouTube user Vincent Chong)
Dewhurst US81 series car button using in Sabiem elevator in Hong Kong.
Lift Sabiem @ town hall, Mendrisio Switzerland
Retake of Lift Sabiem @ block of flats, Via Breganzona 15, Lugano Switzerland
Sabiem elevator can find in Hong Kong public housing blocks which using US81 series buttons. (Video: 侯思正)
Nowadays, Sabiem installs Kone elevators. In this period, and only Hong Kong still takes any new installations as they use Dewhurst US81 braille version buttons and Kone Traffic Master System controllers in 1990s.
In 2000s or later, some Sabiem elevators in Hong Kong that have been modernized by Shan On Engineering Co. Ltd. (the distributor of Sabiem elevators in Hong Kong) are using fixtures made by Tung Da Electric Co., Ltd. Some Sabiem branded Kone elevators in Hong Kong also use Dewhurst US90-15 or US91-15 buttons, or Everbright buttons. However, some of these Everbright buttons are been replaced with Dewhurst buttons due to durability reason.
UL200 hidden legend indicators used on a refurbished Sabiem elevator in Hong Kong Public Housing Estate shopping centre (Wan Tsui Shopping Centre).
Dewhurst indicators on Sabiem branded Kone elevator.