Mindi By: Mindi

Elevator Garage with Parking Lot

John Gutmann, 1936

Chicago

 

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  • Steve Rapaport 4y

    Nice! Cracked calls it the Model-T vending machine!
  • edventure2025 4y

    I swear I had a toy that looked exactly like this when I was little. Only it fit Matchbox car or Hot Wheels.
  • angelnfreefall PRO 4y

    Oh cool! How much do they cost!!!
  • Crunchy Family Rising 4y

    Brilliant! Think of all the space we could save if parking lots were replaced with these...
  • kjlsomebody 4y

    I had a toy like this when I was a kid, I never knew there was such a thing in real life.
  • wundermary 4y

    Except, there isn't a single T in it...
  • Guillermo Casas Baruque 4y

    Where is now?
  • taunyamg 4y

    the volvo in oak park (just outside of chicago) has something very similar...

    forums.swedespeed.com/showthread.php?70774-Volvo-of-Oak-P...
  • wesleybec 4y

    I cant believe people didn't know about this. I knew about it since I was a toddler.
  • Morey Kunin 4y

    Looks like a pez dispenser to me.
  • Gregory William 4y

    splendid find!
  • myo2013 4y

    Only one of its kind? if so, what happened to it?
  • CosmicGoodness 3y

    IF it was that great...u'd see more around.

    Either a car got stuck (think of the problems elevators have), except you're going to have more than one po'd customer -- ALL x # of them will be. Can u imagine not being able to get home one night cause your car is stuck?

    How many times might that have happened before someone said, "Oops...let's find a better way." (However, I have seen some SMALL versions in the Georgetown part of Wash., DC several years ago.)

    WHAT ONE SCANDANAVIAN COUNTRY DID WITH THEIR INCREDIBLE ELECTRONIC PARKING GARAGE IS REALLY DAZZLIN'
  • alika1732 3y

    We have one here in Hawaii. One of the hotels has an elevator garage to save space. It seems to work pretty well.
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