The Ferris Wheel had 36 wooden cars and each car
could hold up to 60 people. The Ferris Wheel would stop six times
to unload and load people on one revolution and then make one
revolution without stopping.
The Ferris Wheel operated much like the wheel of a bicycle;
an outer rim of steel rotated around a central hub and axle
to which it was connected by tension spokes.
Bancroft, Hubert Howe. The Book of the Fair. Chicago: The Bancroft Company, 1893. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission.