Ferris Wheels

Amusement devices consisting of a large power-driven wheel made in two parallel sections having seats suspended between them, the seats maintaining a horizontal position while the wheel rotates in a vertical plane. The first wheel was created by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania bridge builder George W. Ferris for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

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ferris wheels
wheel, Ferris
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reuzenraden Dutch
reuzenrad Dutch
carruseles Spanish
carrusel Spanish

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Amusement devices consisting of a large power-driven wheel made in two parallel sections having seats suspended between them, the seats maintaining a horizontal position while the wheel rotates in a vertical plane. The first wheel was created by Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania bridge builder George W. Ferris for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007315. The J. Paul Getty Trust.