Tag: Ferris inventions

Rocket Man – Warren B. Ferris

Patent drawing of a rocket by Warren Ferris

Warren B. Ferris (1879-1951) may be the most inventive descendent of Jeffrey Ferris, or at the very least, the most inventive across several different fields of endeavor. From the Joseph line, he was the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson of Jeffrey.

The Ferris Wheel

From Bombs and Bones: George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. (14 Feb. 1859-22 Nov. 1896) When Daniel H. Burnham, chief of construction for the World’s Columbian Exposition, challenged the civil engineers of the country to produce something to rival the Eiffel Tower of the Paris Exposition, Ferris’s imagination was fired, and in an effort to achieve […]