The first mechanical slot machine
was the Liberty Bell, invented in 1895 by Charles Fey, a San Francisco
car mechanic. Fey's slot machine had three spinning reels, with diamonds,
spades, hearts and one cracked Liberty Bell painted around each reel. Three
bells in a row produced the biggest payoff, a grand total of fifty cents
or ten nickels. The original Liberty Bell slot machine can be found at
the Liberty Belle Saloon & Restaurant on 4250 S. Virginia, Reno Nevada.
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A "fruit machine" is the British
term for a Slot Machine, or "one-armed bandit."
According to "Legal Slots": The term
slot machines was originally used for automatic vending machines as well
as for the gambling devices, but in the 20th century the term became restricted
to the latter. Charles Fey's slot machines were a huge success, and he
couldn't build them fast enough in his small shop. Many larger gambling
supply manufacturers tried to buy the manufacturing and distribution rights,
but Fey refused. However, in 1907, Herbert Stephen Mills, a Chicago manufacturer
of arcade-like machines, began production of a machine very similar the
Fey's Liberty Bell. The Machine Mills produced was called the Operator
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Pioneer slot manufacturer, inventor
and operator, Charles August Fey was an intimate participant in the first
half-century of the industry.
An enterprising American, Charles
Fey began inventing and manufacturing slot machines in 1894 from his workshop
in San Francisco.
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Charles Fey invented the first slot
machine in 1895. In 1907, Fey teamed up with the Mills Novelty Company
and then manufactured the Mills Liberty Bell.
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