Building Machinery


The collection includes many examples of early equipment and precision instruments for electrification and metering of buildings. Featured items include the former museum collection from Kansas City Light & Power.


Collections include examples of early machinery, switch gear, controllers, doors, gates, and lighting of various manufacture including Otis, Haughton, Smith-Hill, and Miller. Most notably in the collection are several hand-powered freight elevators and a complete Otis open cage elevator car.