Escalators

讓您來去自如的電扶梯

出版時間:2015/08/28

The fi rst design for an escalator was made in 1859. It was Nathan Ames who invented and patented the fi rst machine in the US. He never actually made an escalator, though. In the 1890s,Jesse Reno patented a new design for a moving staircase. Surprisingly, his invention was not used for convenience Instead, it was used for excitement as a ride at the famous Coney Island amusement park in New York City.One of the early versions of the moving staircase was made of wood.

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1859年,第一個電扶梯的設計問世。這是美國一位名叫納森•亞密斯的人所發明的,而且他還為它申請了專利。不過他卻從未真正打造出一部電扶梯。1890年代,傑西•雷諾為一項移動式樓梯的新設計取得專利。意外的是,他的發明並非作為便民之用。它反而被用來當作紐約市知名的康尼島遊樂園裡一項刺激的遊樂乘坐設施。早期的一種移動式樓梯是用木頭製成的。

生活必備字詞

●escalator  n. 電扶梯
●convenience  n. 方便,便利
I bought a lunch box for its convenience.
●amusement park  n. 遊樂園

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