Dumbwaiter Elevator

Dumbwaiter Elevator

A dumb waiter knew as a lazy waiter (Speiseaufzug) in the oldest restaurant in Munich, the Hundskugel, with the hand-pulled cart in the "UP" position and only the rope visible.

A dumbwaiter is a small freight elevator 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.

Type of dumbwaiter Elevator:

Dumbwaiters typically have two types of landings,

1.Floor Type and

2.Window Type.


The floor-type dumbwaiter is installed on the same horizontal level as the floor of the passageway to facilitate the carriage of goods normally carried on handcarts. This type of dumbwaiter is normally found in hotels, libraries, or corridor areas. Normally used to carry large goods such as tables.

Window type:

A window-type dumbwaiter is installed at the height of a man's waist so that users can conveniently use the dumbwaiter. This type is commonly found in libraries, offices, restaurants, kitchens, and other places. It is normally used to carry books, documents, kitchen utensils, food and beverages, and other goods. Want to see more: 

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