Dave Ware’s Musical Ferris Wheel

March 14, 2014 · by David Gilbert · Amusement Park Rides, Erector Sets, Ware, Dave

There is an inner track on this Ferris wheel which has a small car on it. As the wheel turns the car rolls backward because gravity keeps it on the bottom of the track.

The baskets are mounted on the outside of the wheel to clear the inner track. The wheel is raised to allow for this.

The car has a gear on the axle which spins 2 weights on the end of short strings. They strike wheels mounted on the wheels to make the musical sounds. Prewar wheels make the best sound.

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