Inventor of the Week Archive: George Ferris


Subject:
Notable People , Recreation , Technology , Inventors , Inventions & Inventors , Amusement Parks & Rides

Description:
Profile of George Ferris, who "conceived, designed and built an engineering marvel [the Ferris wheel], which astonished the world at its debut and became a mainstay of American recreation." Topics include the design, which was based on a bicycle wheel, and the debut of the Ferris wheel at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. From the MIT School of Engineering.

Publisher:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Language:
English

Source:
http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/ferris.html


PID= res:lii-21986