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1891 Article Chicago World's Fair 1893 Attraction M Garron Cylindrical MAB1

1891 Article Chicago World's Fair 1893 Attraction M Garron Cylindrical MAB1

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This is an original 1891 haft-page print article about a proposed attraction for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, conceived by M. Garron, with two halftone illustrations of a cylindrical chamber of steel, tapering in its lower part to a sharp-pointed cone, within which are other conical sections concentric with the outer one. The upper part of this chamber is to be provided with accommodations for comfortably seating about fifteen people; and the novelty of the project consists in the proposition to raise this cylindro-conical passenger car to the top of the tall tower, 1,000 feet or more in height, from which altitude it is to be allowed to fall freely into a funnel-shaped reservoir of water upon the surface directly beneath it.


This 120+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +. Moderate aging in margins. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is bleed through showing in this article.

  • Product Type: Original Print Article; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.25 x 12.25 inches; 23 x 31 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: vintage amusement ride