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This is one of the elevators at UC Berkeley Wheeler Hall in Berkeley, CA.

General information

This is a circa 1949 Otis bottom drive traction elevator.

Location

  • Building name: UC Berkeley Wheeler Hall
  • Address: 2222 Bancroft Way
  • City: Berkeley
  • State: California
  • Country: United States

Basic information

  • Manufacturer: Otis
  • Serial no.: Unknown
  • Speed: Unknown
  • Year of construction: Circa 1949
  • Capacity: 1500 lbs / 10 Persons
  • Drive type: Bottom drive traction
  • Motor: DC
  • Motor Control: Motor generator
  • Selector: Likely Otis 6850 selector
  • Controllers: Otis relay logic
  • Scenic: No
  • Phone: Button activated (hands free) phone
  • Status: In Service
  • Usage: Passenger
  • Filming difficulty: Easy

Door specification

  • Door type: Automatic
  • Exterior door system: Two speed left opening
  • Inner door system: Two speed left opening
  • Door safety: Mechanical safety edge (bumper)

Fixtures

  • Hall station
    • Manufacturer/series: Adams (Dover fire service phase 1 panel might exist, or if not, fire service phase 1 key switch might be Dover Classic, Otis indicator)
    • Button series: Survivor
    • Illuminative: Yes?
    • Separate up/down buttons: Yes
    • Floor indicator: Otis, recessed circles with numbers cut in metal
    • Direction indicator: Likely none
    • Fixtures original?: No, except indicator is original
  • Car Station
    • Manufacturer/series: Otis (except for Dover? lantern & Dover fire service phase 2 panel)
    • Button series: Non-illuminating black buttons (Classic for Dover fixtures)
    • Illuminative: No
    • Separate control panel for wheelchair: No
    • Floor indicator: Otis, recessed circles with numbers cut in metal
    • Direction indicator: Dover?
    • Fixtures original?: Yes, except lantern & fire service phase 2 panels are not original

Floors serving

  • Floors served: 5
  • Floor layout: B 1 2 3 4

Videos

Videos by upanddownadventures:

Antique Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator at UC Berkeley Wheeler Hall in Berkeley, CA20:53

Antique Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator at UC Berkeley Wheeler Hall in Berkeley, CA

Antique Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator at UC Berkeley Wheeler Hall in Berkeley, CA

Shaft View on Antique Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator, UC Berkeley Wheeler Hall, Berkeley, CA01:26

Shaft View on Antique Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator, UC Berkeley Wheeler Hall, Berkeley, CA

Shaft View on Antique Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator, UC Berkeley Wheeler Hall, Berkeley, CA

Tags

  • Page type: Elevator

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