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First Stairlift Manufacturer

The First Stairlift Manufacturer

First Stairlift Manufacturer in America

The Original Crispen Stairlift
The Original Crispen Stairlift
In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the Inclinator Company of America was founded by C. C. Crispen. After a patent search and a few months, he conceptualized a folded chair bolted to a roller truck to run on a flanged raiI and narrow enough to take very little room upon the stairway. The truck would be raised by a cable-winding machine that could be placed in several alternate locations. In July of 1924 their first stairlift the "lnclinator." was sold in Pennsylvania. By the end of the year, six units were out in the field. The first big break came when the Philadelphia Electric Company (PEC) invited lnclinator to display the new product in its showroom and advertised it in the Philadelphia newspapers. The second substantial assist came when Westinghouse, learning of the PEC exhibit, and asked Crispen to install a stair unit that would lead to the second floor of their "Electric Home" on Atlantic City's Boardwalk.
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