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Fireman's Pole Elevator

Stairs? What stairs?
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The fireman's pole remains probably the fastest method ever of getting downstairs in a hurry short of outright falling. In effect you sort of are, but you can hug the pole to slow your fall to stop* at the bottom.

But how to get back up? RockCo proudly unveils the reverse- capable fireman's pole. A circular plug of the floor sleeving the pole at its base senses weight and lifts hydraulically to the level of the floor above. When it senses the weight has been removed it descends back into the floor.

It is the responsibility of the user to make sure all hands, feet and other possible protuberances do not extend beyond the circular plug. Doing so would cause bodily damage and discolor the apparatus and floor.

* in a controlled manner

whatrock, Feb 03 2021


       ... and was recycled in the first "Bridget Jones" movie.
pertinax, Feb 03 2021

       Use a hoist rope and something that braces you under your arms. You hug the rope same as going down and pull yourself up now that you are "lightweight" as one goes up the other comes down.
pashute, Feb 03 2021

       In the old Batman TV series (or possibly the movie from the same era), Batman & Robin had rocket (IIRC) powered platforms to go back up the BatPole.
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 03 2021


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