I remember these in the J.L.Hudson department store on Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit, in the 1960's. And elevators with elevator operators. I hadn't seen or heard them in decades. They make a distinctive sound, have a particular smell. And there are still a few in operation. These are in the upper floors of Macy's Herald Square Store in New York city. It was a thrill to find them, to ride them, to hear them and smell them.
Do you remember these from your childhood?