This section is from the book "Practical Real Estate Methods For Broker, Operator & Owner", by Thirty Experts. Also available from Amazon: Practical Real Estate Methods for Broker, Operator, Owner.
The dumbwaiter rope should be of the best quality, and the car should be of oak, heavily bound with iron. A good car for the dumbwaiter can be purchased for the ordinary six-story house for about $35, whereas a cheaper car at $25 is too often installed. The expense of maintenance of one as against the other will probably show in five years' time that the car which was originally the cheaper is finally three times as costly.