Elevator Cars, Elevator Entrances: catalogue no. 56
Cleveland: The Tyler Company; New York: Bartlett Orr Press, 1927.
Watson Library Special Collections: TJ1370.T95 1927
In chromolithographs and line drawings, the Cleveland-based Tyler illustrates their opulent elevator entrances, lighting fixtures, paneling, ornamental friezes and pilasters, and ventilation grillework. Architect William Van Alen utilized Tyler technology to great effect: the Chrysler Building’s (1930) distinctive elevator doors are Metylwood, a patented Tyler product. The Museum’s collection also includes a full Tyler elevator car originally used at Rockefeller Center.