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Barsoomian elevators, according to The Gods of Mars, are operated by means of enormous magnets suspended at the top of the elevator shaft. By an electrical device the volume of magnetism generated is regulated and the speed of the car varied. In long stretches they can move at incredible speed, especially on the upward trip, since the small force of gravity inherent to Mars results in very little opposition to the powerful force above.

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