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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.

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