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History of Elevators and Escalators

Veronica •

In today’s world, elevators are the most commonly used vertical transportation method for people or goods. Having to visit a building that is above 4 stories tall, you will likely need additional lift assistance.

The Escalator

Another version of the elevator is the moving staircase, also known as the escalator. The word was first adopted and used by Nathan Ames, although he had no working design or model of a moving staircase whatsoever. The original patent was made by Leamon Souder in 1889, and the first working prototype was built by Jesse W. Reno in 1891, naming it the “inclined elevator”. Reno was responsible for the design and development of the first working escalator installations in the underground subway system in London in 1906. 
Unfortunately, the experimental device never saw the light of day and can be seen as a museum exhibit in the London Transport Museum. Later on, the concept of the “step-less” escalator was installed in Harrods Knightsbridge by one of the big French manufacturers. This marked the beginning of the escalator boom in Europe.

When was the first elevator invented?

Whilst all tall buildings have either one or a set of elevators, the first signs of elevators in the pre-industrial era were documented in 236BC. According to historians, it was Vitruvius who reported the first elevator invention by Archimedes. Back in the day, elevators were not powered by electricity, but by hand or animals. Looking back into the history, the materials that were likely used for the development of an elevator were hemp ropes and wood. Later on, according to the Book of Secrets, there was a description of an elevator that was used to lift larger battering ram for the purpose of destroying fortresses.

The first elevator prototypes were discovered in France and England in the 17th century. Medieval lifts used systems based on windlasses or hoists, while the discovery of the screw drive turned out to be ground-breaking and helped to improve the elevator technology to what we use as a today’s passenger, service or heavy-duty elevator.

Officially, the first safety device that prevents elevators from falling, was invented by Elisha Graves Otis. Later after his discovery and a significant publicity gained through participating in the annual New Your World’s Fair, his company gained exposure and his mechanism became the most commonly used by construction developers and lift consultants.

Elevator’s Design

The basic design that a typical elevator revolves around is pretty simple – a platform that is either pushed or pulled by a mechanism. Although modern-day elevators consist of box-shaped cages, there are industrial lifts that are simplified and do not have any walls or a cabin-like structure for more flexibility when moving heavy duty goods up and down and transporting them to the location of choice. Later on, the staircase-style elevator, named escalator, was invented, developed and installed in multiple locations to become a mandatory functionality for most shopping and convention centres, as well as large open-space private or public buildings with multiple floors.

The Most Helpful Advice on Moving

Veronica •

removalists-truckIf you’ve made the life changing decision to move to a new country, you have selected to relocate to a foreign land.  In most cases, almost everything will be different in a new country.  The food, currency, people, living arrangements, social gatherings, jobs, vehicles, cultures and beliefs will all be different than what you are currently used to.  Although nothing can fully prepare you for this change, there are a few things that will absolutely make the adjustment run more smoothly.

Preparation For Moving

Before embarking on a new journey overseas or to a new country, you cannot prepare yourself enough.  After deciding on the location that you will be living, there is a large amount of research that will need to be done.  You must do as much fact-finding as possible on just about everything you can think of including, but not limited to, the population, working environments, laws and cultural beliefs.  Without performing the necessary research, you are most certainty setting yourself up for failure.

Budget your Money With Removalists

Without question, you must have your financial budget in order when you decide to relocate to a new country.  If a budget is not maintained and successfully acted upon, you will quickly find yourself moving back home.  Moving to a new place can incur many different expenses like finding a new home, moving all of your furniture, airplane tickets, purchasing a vehicle and food necessities.  In addition to these basic requirements, you will need a monetary reserve in place until you either find a job or start working.

Stay Healthy When Moving

Sometimes overlooked, when you decide to move to another country, you need to visit your doctor before your departure.  Depending on the country that you are relocating to, there are certain health issues that you will have to protect yourself against.  In many cases you will need specific shots or pills that will prevent you from attracting certain diseases that are common in your new geographical location.  In addition, if you already suffer from a medical ailment, you will have to make sure that you have enough medication until you can meet with a new doctor.

Employment after moving

Quite possibly one of the most important aspects of moving to a new country is making sure that you have a job lined up.  It would not be wise to relocate without already having a place of employment already in place.  Without having a new job in place, it will be very difficult for you to know how or when you will find a new job.  Even if you think you have an idea of what you would like to do, it is essential to your move for you to have a job already in the works.  This is especially true if you have a smaller budget than expected when you set off on your new journey.  You do not want to end up moving to a new country, just to find yourself trying to find a way to return home. Learn more about moving from this website here.

Getting the right tape for the job

Veronica •

doublesidedtapeWhen you know you need some tape so you can get the job done properly, more often than not you are faced with a large array of different types of tape. This could leave you wondering what the best tape for the job is, and there is always the chance you could use the wrong tape for the wrong job.

If you would like to pack some boxes away, you should use some double sided tape as its strong and able to hold boxes together without much trouble. As long as you don’t over-pack the box you shouldn’t have any trouble sealing it. A quality double sided tape can be used for a wide variety of jobs, but if you use it for anything other than packing, you should be aware the finish will not be as tidy or as easy to hide as some other tapes would be. This is why it’s important for you to try to get the right tape for the right job.

When it comes to home maintenance, you will find that packing tape will not usually be up to scratch. As I previously mentioned, packing tape is good when you’re packing boxes, but it’s not perfect for every job. If you’re doing work around the home, whether it’s your home or someone elses, you will probably need to use some velcro tape which is one of the more obscure types of adhesive tape. This tape is great at insulating a lot of things, and can be used on heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Velcro tape is also very flexible yet strong, and is ideal for a multitude of jobs around the home. This kind of tape is also weather resistant, which means it can be used on objects that are kept outside.

Dangerous SEO – Stop thinking about Density

Veronica •
Keyword “stuffing” is a spam technique.

“Keywords” is one of the first terms that comes to people’s minds when thinking about SEO and “Keyword Density” may be the very first term to come to mind when thinking about Keywords. It is quite simple to calculate keywords density: total number of uses for a particular word on a page divided by the total number of words on that page. But what does keywords density do for your website’s search rankings? Is it an essential or minor part of the SEO formula? And, perhaps most importantly, how can keyword density be optimised?

Whether a particular page describes a product, service, or idea, keywords tend to fall naturally on the page. That is, pages about classic Ford Mustangs tend to have keywords related to classic Ford Mustangs regardless of whether the website’s content writer paid any attention to SEO or keyword density. After all, it would be odd if the keyword density for a classic Ford Mustang page was higher for “Prius” than “Mustang”. For one, the viewer of the page is likely more interested in Mustangs than Prii (the popular choice for the plural form of Prius). There is a decent chance that someone completely oblivious to SEO creates a site with good keyword density. Likewise, someone with only a rudimentary understanding of keyword density may ‘stuff’ keywords onto a page, resulting in web spiders labelling the site as spam and destroying any chance of creeping to the top relevant searches. Staff from Resolve Agency’s Queensland offices say Any professional SEO marketing company in any country know how to optimise this correctly and you should consult them if your website is for a business and pays your bills.

Optimising Keyword Density for SEO

Be mindful of keyword density, but do not stick strictly to a particular keyword density formula. Sacrificing good, relevant content to bump up keyword densities is a bad investment. Better is to avoid 5% and above densities and 0% densities for those words that you are confident represent your website the best. To try to optimise keyword density is actually only a small part of the SEO equation. The location of such keywords matters just as much. Keywords in titles of pages and in (h1) top headings are much more important than keywords in paragraphs and (h3) lower headings.

One reason that there is no perfect keyword density is that keywords matter more in different parts of the page. Another reason is that different search engines have different algorithms for determining placement on search engine results. Google may, in general, prefer around a 2% keyword density while Yahoo and Bing may prefer 3%. Also, the algorithms change. As soon as someone believes to have figured out how to optimise a page to fit Google’s algorithm, Google changes it. Similarly, picking out the perfect keyword density is impossible given the number of other factors, such as keyword placement, that affect SEO.

Is Keyword Density Worth Worrying About?

11As part of a much larger SEO picture, keyword density is just one factor among many. Naturally, the important keywords will fill the page anyway. What may be most important for keyword density is identifying the most important keywords and making sure they get on the page in important areas such as titles of pages and headings. Second may be making sure that no keywords are covering the page, such as having a 5% density. There is no need to stuff keywords onto any page; they should fit into the content naturally. Finding synonyms for relevant keywords not only keeps pages from containing too many of the same keywords, it also provides new keywords that can propel your site to the top of other relevant searches.