From Fieldman to Contractor

Collection Two in Elevator World’s Hall of Humor

by William C. Sturgeon

John McNally, an elevator mechanic who became a successful independent elevator contractor, documented his transition from field to management through his graphics. What constructor can fail to grasp the incongruity of the individuals and situations depicted in such familiar environments on or off the jobsite? John McNally ran the gamut, caricaturing the salesman and boss, as well as the technician in the field. After a half-dozen years in which my own contracting firm’s drillers encountered water, ballast stones, granite and a bath tub, ELEVATOR WORLD published a series of articles on “Horrible Holes.” Many readers told their sad tales editorially, while John McNally, having suffered similar experiences, forwarded his graphics on the painful subject.

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