This is a list of Westinghouse elevator fixtures. Westinghouse was a manufacturer of many different products, including elevators and escalators. Westinghouse started making elevators and escalators in the early/mid-1900's, and sold off their elevator division to Schindler in 1989.

This page lists elevator fixtures that were used in Westinghouse elevators in the United States and also Europe (France, Belgium and Germany).


These fixtures consist of large black buttons that do not light up. On some elevators, the car station can be a car switch.


Black buttons

In the 1950s, Westinghouse used black buttons for their elevators. Floor counters are simple with small illuminating numberings and usually mounted above the landing doors. On some elevators, the call buttons are a triangular metal plate with grooved surface and placed on a triangular lamp which lights up in green for up and red for down.


Westinghouse made a rotodial indicator. They called it the Synchro Dial indicator.

Solenoid (pop-out) buttons

Solenoid buttons were used on some early Westinghouse Selectomatic elevators in the 1950s. They look similar to their normal black buttons but they latch on when they are pressed and pop out when the car stops at the floor or when the elevator reaches the top or bottom floor if it’s selectomatic. These buttons were also similar to the pop-out buttons used on early Otis Autotronic elevators as well as European Schindler elevators installed in the 1960s. In addition, these buttons were possible to be pulled out to cancel car calls. In some cases, there is a number next to the button that lights up when you press the button. There is also a white version, which lights up when pressed

White buttons

These are smaller white buttons that protrudes from the panel and have black font.

Circular buttons

These buttons are solid grey with a circular pattern, and are very rare.

European white buttons

These are smaller plastic round white buttons which were used in many Westinghouse elevators in France, Belgium and Germany in the 1970s. These buttons were also used in KONE Westinghouse branded elevators after Kone took over Westinghouse's European elevator divisions in 1975.

Type "A"/"AE"/"E"

These were Westinghouse's most used fixtures lines when it came to installs, and equivalent to Dover's Traditional and Montgomery's A Series fixtures. In the 1960s and early 1970s, a black version was also available. The fonts are different depending on the version. They use Gorton condensed characters or Helvetica medium characters. Most 1970s and 1980s Westinghouse elevators would have Westinghouse Type "A" call buttons, but Epco AE/Circle Line on the car station. Schindler stopped using these fixtures after the buyout. In the 1960s and 1970s, Type "E" was used in some Westinghouse Selectomatic elevators.

IEE style indicator

Westinghouse also used an IEE style indicator, possibly made by IEE.

Mechanical indicator

Westinghouse made a very unusual mechanical indicator. It appears to be either a wheel, or a belt with holes cut in it that light shines through to display the floor number.

Vandal resistant

These fixtures have metal buttons with white numbers painted on them, and 6 dots for the light, 3 above the number, and 3 below the number. These fixtures might be a form of Type "E" and have only been found in Pittsburgh at three locations (one has now been replaced, one has original hall stations), plus two outside of Pittsburgh (one completely replaced, the other just the original hall stations), making them historically rare.


PEP is a fixture made by Adams, where the buttons use Adams Survivor contacts. PEP refers to the braille, which there were two kinds. PEP-AS is with silver tactile, while PEP-AM is with muntz (brass) tactile. The buttons are often referred to as "RT," although this is an inaccurate term, as EPCO catalogs show it as PEP. It's also possible Westinghouse/Schindler called them RT, while EPCO/Adams called them PEP, although this isn't confirmed. It was used by Westinghouse in the late 1980s before Schindler bought them out. Schindler continued using them. The floor indicators are illuminating white circles with the number and arrow printed on them, or digital EPCO LED indicators.


MT was first used in very late Westinghouse elevators before they merged with Schindler. MT fixtures were continued by Schindler from 1989 to around 2008. These buttons were shaped like Otis Series 1, Montgomery Vector and Dover/ThyssenKrupp Impulse but had a red line above the button similar to Vector. MT is also possible to be mounted on a Schindler M-Line panel, which had very few installations in the United States.

See also

List of elevator fixtures by manufacturers
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