After that we came to the place where Daredevil Dennell used to go up in a balloon and just beyond there is the ferris-wheel.
All he saw was what appeared to be a sort of ferris-wheel, except that it was revolving in a horizontal plane.
1893, American English, from U.S. engineer George W.G. Ferris (1859-1896), who designed it for the World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago, 1893. It was 250 feet tall and meant to rival the Eiffel Tower, from the 1889 Paris Exposition.