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This is elevator 9 at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA.

General information

This elevator is a circa 1969 Otis bottom drive traction elevator, which is mostly original.

Basic information

  • Manufacturer: Otis
  • Serial no.: Unknown
  • Speed: Unknown
  • Year of construction: Circa 1969
  • Capacity: 4000 lbs / ?? Persons
  • Drive type: Bottom Drive Traction
  • Motor: DC
  • Motor Control: Motor Generator
  • Selector: Vintage Otis (likely 6850)
  • Controllers: Relay Logic, Selective Collective
  • Status: In Service
  • Usage: Passenger
  • Filming difficulty: Easy-Medium

Door specification

  • Door type: Automatic
  • Exterior door system: Two speed left opening (assuming you are looking at the elevator from outside)
  • Inner door system: Two speed left opening (assuming you are looking at the elevator from outside)
  • Door safety: Likely sensors

Fixtures

  • Hall station
    • Manufacturer/series: Otis
    • Button series: Illuminating black buttons
    • Illuminative: Yes
    • Separate up/down buttons: Yes
    • Floor indicator: 1960s? Otis on separate panel above doors
    • Direction indicator: None
  • Car Station
    • Manufacturer/series: Otis
    • Button series: Illuminating black buttons
    • Illuminative: Yes
    • Separate control panel for wheelchair: No
    • Floor indicator: 1960s? Otis
    • Direction indicator: None

Floors serving

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

Trivia

  • The elevators in this complex are known for being unreliable.
  • There are also extra buttons for floors 3, 4, and 5, which do not exist, and the buttons are not labeled, and do nothing. This could mean that this part of the hospital was originally planned to be 5 floors tall.

Videos

Video by upanddownadventures:

Vintage Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator at O'Connor Hospital 1969 Addition in San Jose, CA10:40

Vintage Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator at O'Connor Hospital 1969 Addition in San Jose, CA

Vintage Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator at O'Connor Hospital 1969 Addition in San Jose, CA

Video by WestCoast Elevators:

Vintage Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator @ O'Connor Hospital in San Jose CA01:32

Vintage Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator @ O'Connor Hospital in San Jose CA

Vintage Otis Bottom Drive Traction Elevator @ O'Connor Hospital in San Jose CA

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