The Secret Life of the Lift (aka Elevator)

The Colosseum in Rome is thought to have had a lift to carry the Emperor Nero to his balcony. By the 18th century, Mr Villayer was touring the palaces of Europe installing lifts called flying chairs. He disappeared shortly after an heir to the French throne had a serious accident in one at Versailles.

SERIES 1:  vacuum cleaner sewing machine central heating system washing machine refrigerator television 

SERIES 2:  car internal combustion engine quartz watch   telephone radio set video recorder  

SERIES 3: fax machine lift word processor electric light photocopier the office


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