18 Slot Machines. Artshot Number 2. |
SIDE 1 & SIDE 2. FRANCE & USA, Mills, 1892 - 1935.
This wonderful photograph is a print was salvaged from a 1986 fine art magazine. SIDE 1 & SIDE 2 of this print each feature a finely detailed photograph of 9 slot machines belonging to collector Jean-Claude Baudot, who has more than five hundred slot machines in his collection, many are displayed in the Las Vegas Museum in Pris, which he founded. Recognized as an expert agree by the Union Francaise des Experts and president of the CLub des Xollectionneurs de Machines a sous, he is also the author of the collectors' directory "Who's What."
These powerful images are great framed and hung in a social club, game room or given as a gift. The slot machines are shot on an jet black background which causes the colors and machine design pop out vividly. The print is in excellent condition. Frame either side - your choice. Some very light rippling along the left edge of the page. These small flaws do not extend into the image.
Below is an ID number corresponding with the machine. We will send a copy of the ID guide so that you may identify the model name, maker, date manufactured and dimensions. Printed in Italy on heavy stock paper. Perfect for framing.
Image extends within approximately 1/4" from the edges and the page which measures: 9" x 11 5/8 ".
ABOUT Slot Machines"American 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. The Liberty Bell featured a cast iron case, with a classic Liberty Bell cast into the front of the machine. The machine originally had cast iron feet with toes. In later models the toes were eliminated and replaced with ornate scrolled feet. The machine's reel strips depicted playing cards (the king, queen, and jack). It also had a bell that rung when you hit a winning combination. Unfortunately, the ringing bell was quickly dropped. The original concept, however, was not lost because now-a-days, modern slots have a bell which ring to signal that a player has hit the jackpot. In 1910, the Mills Novelty Co. introduced a slight variation to the Liberty Bell and called it the Operator Bell. This machine had a good neck coin entry and featured the now famous fruit symbols.
These cast iron slots are heavy, weighing in at over 100 pounds. Over 30,000 of these machines were made. The era of cast iron machines ended in 1915, when Mills introduced slot machines with less expensive wood cabinets. In the early 1930s, the Mills Novelty Company made a number of additional changes to its line of slot machines that revolutionized the industry.
First, it designed its machines to be much quieter. . ."so you couldn't hear it a few feet away". That's why its 1930s machines are referred to as the silent bell. Then it introduced a double jackpot that assured players that one could win twice in quick succession. To make its machines memorable and enticing to players, Mills introduced a series of cabinet designs that were striking and colorful, each with its own theme. The first in early 1931 was the Lion Head. In late 1931, it was the War Eagle and the Roman Head, and in 1933, it was the Castle Front." --S&M
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