My father designed this contraption supposedly for my amusement
This gym-wheel or hoop originates from Germany (named "Rhönrad") and was invented in 1925 (and also patent-registered). During the late 1920's, this sports equipment was shown on tours in Europe and the USA.
In 1927, the inventor Otto Feick was invited to England to present his gym-wheel at the largest stages in London as well as to british pilots.
This possibly is a connection to the wheel in Hong Kong.
Thank you for the information on this. My father - an engineer - probably copied the design to build it for me.
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