For whom was the first ever elevator built?

Answer: King Louis XV of France. Dubbed the ‘flying chair’, it was installed outside Versailles palace and enabled the King to move between different floors with minimum effort. While minimum effort was required for the king, each ‘elevator ride’ required a string of man servants to pull the chair into place.

Source: The Twentieth Century by Albert Robida, Philippe Willems and Arthur B. Evans

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