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Elevator whistle

Woo! Here comes the elevator!
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Elevators push a column of air as they move. Not sure if they produce a relative vacuum underneath but it stands to reason. Sometimes one can tell which elevator is going to come by the whistling emitted by the doors due to the increased air pressure from the oncoming elevator.

I propose that the elevator doors be fitted with a proper whistle. Each elevator in a bank would have its own whistle with a characteristic sound. You could tell which one was likely to come and position yourself appropriately. Ideally these would be the sort of whistles which makes a noise blowing or sucking. The sucking noise would be the sad sound of an elevator moving away, so you could give up on that door.

bungston, Aug 13 2014


       If I liked this any more, I would be some kind of pervert.
4and20, Aug 14 2014

       What makes you think you aren't ?
8th of 7, Aug 14 2014

       Well, I didn't post this in the Lobster Ranching forum.
4and20, Aug 14 2014

       Every hi rise building could be a pipe organ perfect for a dark creepy city
vfrackis, Aug 14 2014

       // didn't post this in the Lobster Ranching forum //   

       That doesn't mean you're not a pervert, just an idiot ...
8th of 7, Aug 14 2014

       With a little ingineering and some engenuity, you could play tunes, a la Swanee whistle.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 14 2014

       You could get a slide whistle effect by putting the air through a tube pushing a little ball up and down. I think the air pressure would increase as the elevator got closer.   

       With the right valves & such you could make a downwards approaching elevator create a progressively louder downward pitch and an approaching upward moving elevator create a progressively upward pitch.   

       Also, put the whistles on the top of the door or the bottom so you could hear which direction it's coming from.   

       I too am liking this idea way more than is probably appropriate.
doctorremulac3, Aug 14 2014

       + although this can be achieved without the mechanics, you know: digital tech...
pashute, Aug 14 2014

       + woot woot
xandram, Aug 14 2014

       I think that sucking sound should be called the 8th of 7 floors. Usually interesting, never pleasant.
4and20, Aug 14 2014

       Could it whistle nonchalantly as it passes the thirteenth floor?   

piluso, Aug 14 2014

       //+ although this can be achieved without the mechanics, you know: digital tech...//   

       That's taking the easy way out. Quaintness counts.
doctorremulac3, Aug 14 2014

       It'd also be eligible for handicapped access certification for the blind.
FlyingToaster, Aug 16 2014

       You could have a small lift for dogs, with a correspondingly higher note. Bats I think will be ok on their own, they can just fly to the appropriate floor.
not_morrison_rm, Aug 16 2014

       I find it difficult to only bun this once.
FlyingToaster, Aug 16 2014

       Whoo-hoot. Brilliant. +
blissmiss, Aug 16 2014


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