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Old 12-03-2014, 08:59 PM
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Re: Dumb Waitress Found Dead Inside Dumbwaiter

Didn't watch the vid, it probably explains it, but wtf is a dumbwaiter

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Didn't watch the vid, it probably explains it, but wtf is a dumbwaiter
Just watch the video it explains it.

Imagine a mini elevator for food or dishes..

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Didn't watch the vid, it probably explains it, but wtf is a dumbwaiter
From Wikipedia.

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Dumbwaiter (elevator)

Dumbwaiters are small freight elevators (or lifts) intended to carry objects rather than people. Dumbwaiters found within modern structures, including both commercial, public and private buildings, are often connected between multiple floors. When installed in restaurants, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, retirement homes or in private homes, the lifts generally terminate in a kitchen.

The term seems to have been popularized in the United States in the 1840s, after the model of earlier "dumbwaiters" now known as serving trays and lazy Susans. The mechanical dumbwaiter was invented by George W. Cannon, a New York inventor. Cannon first filed for the patent of a brake system (US Patent no. 260776) that could be used for a dumbwaiter on January 6, 1883. Cannon later filed for the patent on the mechanical dumbwaiter (US Patent No. 361268) on February 17, 1887. Cannon reportedly generated a vast amount of royalties from the dumbwaiter patents until his death in 1897.

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A simple dumbwaiter is a movable frame in a shaft, dropped by a rope on a pulley, guided by rails; most dumbwaiters have a shaft, cart, and capacity smaller than those of passenger elevators, usually 45 to 450 kg (100 to 1000 lbs.) Before electric motors were added in the 1920s, dumbwaiters were controlled manually by ropes on pulleys.

Early 20th-century codes sometimes required fireproof dumbwaiter walls and self-closing fireproof doors and mention features such as buttons to control movement between floors and locks on doors preventing them from opening unless the cart is stopped at that floor.

A legal complaint about a Manhattan restaurant's dumbwaiter in 1915, which also mentions that food orders are shouted up and down the shaft, describes its operation and limitations as follows:

"[There is] ... great play between the cart of the dumb-waiter and the guides on which it runs, with the result that the running of the cart is accompanied by a loud noise. The rope which operates the cart of the dumb-waiter runs in a wheel with a very shallow groove, so that the rope is liable to and does at times slip off. ... The cart has no shock absorbers at the top, so that when it strikes the top of the shaft or wheel there is a loud report. ... The ropes of the dumb-waiter strike such wall at frequent intervals with a loud report. ... The dumb-waiter is often negligently operated, by running it faster than necessary, and by letting it go down with a sudden fall."

More recent dumbwaiters can be more sophisticated, using electric motors, automatic control systems, and custom freight containers of other kinds of elevators. Recently constructed book lifts in libraries and mail or other freight transports in office towers may be larger than many dumbwaiters in public restaurants and private homes, supporting loads as heavy as 1000 pounds.

Regulations governing construction and operation
Building codes have regulated the construction and operation of dumbwaiters in parts of North America since the 19th century. Modern dumbwaiters in the United States and Canada must comply[citation needed] with American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) codes and, therefore, have features similar to those of passenger elevators. The construction, operation and usage of dumbwaiters varies widely according to country.

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Sorry for the title, I couldn't resist..
I like it! I was drawn to it for that reason.

The girl was a gymnast. Probably had some smarts to her. I'm calling foul play.

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Didn't watch the vid, it probably explains it, but wtf is a dumbwaiter
I didn't realize we still had them. They use them to send the dirty dishes or laundry to the lower levels of buildings for washing.

You've probably seen a horror movie or two where they placed a body in one.

They are usually behind a door or some kind of opening and operate with a drawstring. Well they used to be.

As luck would have it, I found a couple of possible scenarios for a dumbwaiter death.

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Re: Dumb Waitress Found Dead Inside Dumbwaiter

bet it went like this
http://www.documentingreality.com/fo...e-lift-149340/

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Probably..

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how fucking dumb can one be...

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how fucking dumb can one be...

I don’t think she was dumb! Sounds like someone killed her and placed her in the lift. Would love to read an update on this!

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