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Information and updates on the paternoster

See the paternoster in action

The paternoster from years gone by

The paternoster lift was originally built over fifty years ago by J&E Hall Ltd of Dartford, who manufactured paternosters from 1880 to 1968. Since then it’s been refurbished twice before in 1975 and 1995. Our lift is a chain of 14 open compartments that move in a loop up and down the library without stopping at about 20cm per second. Each compartment can carry two people and you can get on or off at any floor.

Paternoster lift - Albert Sloman LibraryPaternoster lift - Albert Sloman Library



Paternoster Lift - Albert Sloman LibraryPaternoster Lift