Collection One in Elevator World’s Hall of Humor
by William C. Sturgeon
Cartoonists in the field quickly became involved. Joe Matuscak of Taylor Elevator Company in Cleveland was as adept with pen and ink as he was with tools on the jobsite. He studied commercial art, and after four years in the Aleutians and Pacific as a Naval Air Force gunner/navigator/flight engineer, he returned to the elevator field, where his caricatures provided much enjoyment for fellow constructors and then the readers of ELEVATOR WORLD. Veterans in our industry will recognize the familiar, yet incongruous, characters depicted in Chapter One. Having built, installed and repaired numerous wood slat gates, I smile with others at the incongruity of “The Perfectionist” using a micrometer to check out the play between the gate shoe and angle iron guide!
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