Vintage 1940's old Otis Traction Elevator at Alioto's, Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco, CA.

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Filmed on July 18, 2016: WHAT A BEAUTY!!!!! NationalElevator, alpaljl, and others has filmed this before. A BIG THANKS to the Alioto's front door staff (which who you'll in the middle & end of this video) for letting me check this piece of history out! Andrew (DieselDucy), I hope you enjoy this. Facebook: My Website: (C) JimLiElevators 2016


John Bannister : I didn't know jeans could get this high and tight. This guy is definitely in the Cool Guys Club.

Train & Busfan8150 : It's OTIS TIME!!!!! This it really neat!!!

Mitzi Henson-Ruetsch : The door shut really quick after you pressed the button!

Elevation Station Productions : I was right there and didn't bother to film it :(

Dana Danarosana : Now I'm hungry... thanks!! Just kidding :-) But seriously, I learned the difference between lobster and crab here. Most importantly, I learned that I like crab better. But, did you know that a crab and a lobster once played rock, paper, scissors for a week and a half. They finally gave up after ending at a tie with scissors 28,512,000 consecutive times...

Cyclonic Johnson : Love this dude! Keep it up!

Floridian Elevators : Actually this is traction. Also, I'm not sure if this is from the Late 40's or The Early 50's, but it was installed around then. I'm sad knowing the Houston Club Building got demolished.