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Dumbwaiter

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A small elevator composed of one or several platforms and propelled by a system of cables, pulleys, and a counterweight. It travels from one floor level to another by way of a small shaft. Used to carry food, empty plates, or other objects between the kitchen and the rooms above.
Definition source(s)
  • Parks Canada Descriptive and Visual Dictionary of Objects
English
Term (International)
Dumbwaiter
Alternative term(s)
dumb-waiter
French
Term (International)
Monte-plats
Term gender (International)
m.
Alternative term(s)
armoire-montante; passe
Date created
2010-01-01
Date updated
2020-06-02
Parks Canada code(s)
  • 01-00094
Nomenclature URI
https://www.nomenclature.info/nom/97
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