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Object Name Figure, Mechanical
Title Toy Ferris Wheel
Artist Unknown
Date 1940
Medium Tin and Steel
Dimensions H-16.75 W-10.5 D-5 inches
Provenance Mrs. Marshall Dixon
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Marshall Dixon
Accession Number G.1957.91
On view: no
Label information The Ferris wheel, named for its inventor George Ferris, debuted at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. This toy model, occupied by miniature passengers, is based on this early design.