Elevator Decor


Brian O'Dell

According to Titanic: The Ship Magnificent Vol. 1, the elevators had glass ceilings with a cut glass bowl electorlier. Did the elevators actually have glass ceilings? I could hardly imagine 1st class passengers wanting to look up and see a bare elevator shaft full of electrical cables!


I was confused about that fact as well. Yes, a view of a bare elevator shaft is hardly appealing!
The word glass however was until fairly recently used to mean mirror, as in 'looking glass', and I wonder whether that is what was meant by 'glass ceilings'. It would make much more sense, and in a fairly cramped space such as an elevator would give the impression of a larger room.
I've been wanting to clear up this issue for ages, does anyone else have any thoughts?