This invention is intended to raise bricks, stone, mortar, and other materials, to an elevation, without the use of ladders, baskets and pulleys, and the like. It consists in a hollow vertical tube the hight required, and in the bottom of this the articles to be raised are fed ; one man or more IDay turn the handle of the crank, and by suitable and simple mechanism the contents will be raised. It is continuous in its action, and is the invention of J. Craw-shaw, of Rochester, N. Y.