Working model of a passenger lift, made by Alfred Mills Wright, cabinet maker, St Kilda, Victoria circa 1935.
Cabinet maker Alfred Wright made this model during the 1930s Depression. It was used by his children and grandchildren at the family home in Cowper Street, St Kilda.
The lift cabin is contained within a wooden shaft with opaque glass windows. The shaft has 3 'floors', each with a door that can be slid open. The lift cabin contains a seat and a mirrored rear wall. The cabin operates on a counter weight and can go to any floor. A detachable handle is used to wind up the weight and operate the model.
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Type of item
28 cm (Length), 27 cm (Width), 113 cm (Height)
280000 mm (Length), 250 mm (Width), 1140 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation. INDICATE DEEP height:1= depth 280m