Issue 12 and Volume 1881 7.

LEGISLATION RELATIVE TO ELEVATORS. The following bill is now before the New York Legislature. It was last week reported for passage in the House, but was recommitted to the committee for amendment. An act to prevent the spread of fire through elevator passageways in buildings. SECTION 1. Whenever in any building in the State of New York, there shall exist elevators for the transportation of persons or merchandise from one floor to another, good and substantial coverings shall be pro- vided by the owner or lessee of said building, for every opening in the floor or floors, through which the said elevator may pass ; which covers or covering shall be so constructed as to open at the approach, and to close immediately after the passage of the elevator ; so that each and every opening in the floors through which said elevator may pass shall be completely closed except…

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