Eli Ferris Wheel Seat circa 1905
Eli Ferris Wheel Seat On Rocking Base circa 1905
All Wood original seat with wood detailing, old Vinyl Seat, Wood dowel seat design, wood embossed designs metal fold up flap Restorations done over 10 years ago.
You are purchasing 1 seat, Your Choice #2 or #6
On Wrought Iron Rocking base, as photoed....$4500.
Painted White with Gold side numbers, and Red trim & Red upholstery.
Measures.....on base 58 inches wide, 38 inches deep, 41 inches tall,
Seat measures 38 inches wide, 17 inches deep
Restored Rocking base,as photoed.
Great to rock and watch TV or just relax in your Game Room!!!
In 1893, W.E. Sullivan visited the Columbian Exposition, where he marveled at the original Ferris Wheel. Like George Washington Gale Ferris, Mr. Sullivan owned a bridge building business – Eli Bridge Company. As he took his first ride on Mr. Ferris’ Wheel, little did he know that his life was about to change forever.
Despite skepticism from his family and the business community, Sullivan remained fascinated by the Wheel and was determined to build one of his own. He later collaborated with machinist James H. Clements and together they began construction of their Wheel on March 23, 1900. This first “Big Eli®” Wheel debuted in Jacksonville, Illinois’ own Central Park on May 23, 1900. The Wheel was a great success and, in 1906, Sullivan incorporated the Eli Bridge Company by taking on capital investors to mass-produce his wheels.
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