History

William Baxter, Jr., Conclusion

The final phase of Baxter’s career included significant contributions as a technical writer, new engineering projects and pursuits, and a return to elevator technology and design.

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William Baxter, Jr., Part One

William Baxter, Jr., author of Hydraulic Elevators, one of the first books on elevator technology (published by Engineer Publishing Co. in 1905), has a clear place in the history of vertical transportation (Figure 1). The book’s success attracted the attention of McGraw Hill, and they published a revised and substantially expanded edition in 1910 titled…

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