Category Archives: Holloway machine

New photos of the Holloway machine

Here are some new photos of a four meter section of the Holloway road machine that  were restored in 2010 and can now be seen at the London Transport Museum Depot in Acton. If you can’t go to Acton soon, … Continue reading

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More about the Holloway road machine

Many questions raised with the rediscovery of the Holloway machine and its great engineering effort. The assumption and reasons the machine never worked have occupied the mind of many researchers and have been disputed greatly. Based on the original patent … Continue reading

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The Holloway machine

The first helical escalator to be fully realized was build in 1906. Jesse Reno lead his “Reno Electric Stairways and Conveyors” company to build the machine for the opening of the Holloway Road station, London. The machine was built with two helices … Continue reading

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