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These are elevators 1, 2, and 3 at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA. Note that looking at these elevators from outside, elevator 3 is on the left, elevator 2 is in the middle, and elevator 1 is on the right.

General information

These elevators are circa 1981-circa 1982 Otis overhead traction elevators, which are mostly original. These are the service/patient elevators. Elevator 3 has a separate call button. It is unknown if it is on a separate controller, or if it is on the same controller, but it has a separate call button.

Basic information

  • Manufacturer: Otis
  • Serial no.: Unknown
  • Speed: Unknown
  • Year of construction: Circa 1981-circa 1982
  • Capacity: 4500 lbs / ?? Persons (might be different on elevator 3, maybe higher)
  • Drive type: Overhead Traction
  • Motor: DC
  • Motor Control: Motor Generator
  • Selector: Vintage Otis (likely 6850)
  • Controllers: Relay Logic, Selective Collective
  • Status: In Service
  • Usage: Service (hospital patients)
  • Filming difficulty: Medium-Hard (getting permission is recommended)

Door specification

  • Door type: Automatic
  • Exterior door system: Two speed right opening (assuming you are looking at the elevator from outside), two speed center opening on elevator 3
  • Inner door system: Two speed right opening (assuming you are looking at the elevator from outside)), likely two speed center opening on elevator 3
  • Door safety: Likely sensors

Fixtures

  • Hall station
    • Manufacturer/series: Otis
    • Button series: Illuminating black buttons
    • Illuminative: Yes
    • Separate up/down buttons: Yes
    • Floor indicator: 1970s?-early 1980s? Otis, square lights
    • Direction indicator: late 1970s?-early 1980s? Otis, on same panel as floor indicator
  • Car Station
    • Manufacturer/series: Otis
    • Button series: Illuminating black buttons
    • Illuminative: Yes
    • Separate control panel for wheelchair: No
    • Floor indicator: 1970s?-early 1980s? Otis, circular lights
    • Direction indicator: None?

Floors serving

  • Floors served: 6
  • Floor layout: B 1 2 3 4 5

Trivia

  • The elevators in this complex are known for being unreliable.

Videos

Video by upanddownadventures:

Vintage Otis Traction Patient Elevators at O'Connor Hospital Replacement Facility in San Jose, CA03:22

Vintage Otis Traction Patient Elevators at O'Connor Hospital Replacement Facility in San Jose, CA

Vintage Otis Traction Patient Elevators at O'Connor Hospital Replacement Facility in San Jose, CA

Video by WestCoast Elevators:

Vintage Otis Traction Service Elevators @ O'Connor Hospital in San Jose CA02:35

Vintage Otis Traction Service Elevators @ O'Connor Hospital in San Jose CA

Vintage Otis Traction Service Elevators @ O'Connor Hospital in San Jose CA

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