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MACHINE. A contrivance which serves to apply or regulate moving power; or it is a tool more or less complicated, which is used to render useful natural instruments, Clef. des Lois Rom. h.t.
     2. The act of congress gives to inventors the right to obtain a patent right for any new and useful improvement on any art, machine, manufacture, &c. Act of congress, July 4, 1836, s. 6. See Pet. C. C. 394; 3 Wash. C. C. 443; 1 Wash. C. C. 108; 1 Wash. C. C. 168; 1 Mason, 447; Paine, 300; 4 Wash. C. C. 538; 1 How. U. S., 202; S. C. 17 Pet. 228; 2 McLean, 176.

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Dismantling and disposal of a 3 and 2 person elevator group (passenger lifts), New assembly of the 3er (2x 14 stops, 1 x 11 stops) and 2er elevator group (8 stops each) in existing shafts, Increase of 2 lifts of the group of 3 with throughload function, Erection of a new machineless elevator with 5 stops, Construction of a small goods hoist (3 stops).
1 passenger lift 1 000 kg, 3 stops Machineless Rope Lift, Frequency-controlled, non-rotating three-phase drive with loop-back device, sound-proofed Including lighting, mirror and handrail - smoke and heat extraction (RWA) - 5 years maintenance.
Lifting systems, machineless, traction drive, throughput, rated load 1500 .