History

The Slot machine was invented in 1895 by Charles Fey. And, by 1907 the machine started being manufactured with the collaboration between the inventor and the Mills Novelty Company. This machine consisted of a complete case in iron fitted with a traditional Liberty Bell cast on the entire front. Originally, it had feet and toes both done in cast iron. With time, new models were provided with elaborate rolled feet.

The reel strips on the machine portrayed playing cards including queen, king and jack. And, to signal a winning combination, the machine used a bell. But, this bell remained in use only for a short time. But, this concept has been maintained till date with the bell signaling a player hitting a jackpot.

Train of Events

  • In 1910, some changes were made in the Liberty Bell and it was renamed as the Operator Bell. This machine had a commendable coin entry along with the renowned fruit symbols.
  • These slots were quite heavy, with each one weight above 100 pounds. And, more than 30,000 pieces were manufactured.
  • Cast iron was not used beyond 1915, when slot machines started being made in wood that were less costly. In the beginning years of 1930 the company had worked out a number of alterations in the machine that set a new revolution in the industry.
  • The initial emphasis was focused more on creating machines that did not make much noise, which led them to be known as 'silent bell'.
  • Another introduction in the machines was the double jackpot which enabled players to hit multiple jackpots in quick progression.
  • In order to allure players and make the machines a more memorable piece, the company introduced lots of colorful and stunning cabinet designs. Each of the design was different in terms of its theme.
  • The first such machine was created in 1931, known as the Lion Head. Others to follow the same year were the Roman Head and the Ware Eagle. In 1933, the company launched another machine, the Castle Front.
  • The Lion Head machine continued to use the gooseneck coin acceptor which was in regular use during the 1920s. But, the War Eagle used a completely new coin acceptor through which one could view the coins, moving across the machine top. This attribute, not only provided extra mobility and saved time, but also enhanced the security features. The security was now more empowered to monitor the coins and check if any slugs were ever used.

The Slot machine was invented in 1895 by Charles Fey. And, by 1907 the machine started being manufactured with the collaboration between the inventor and the Mills Novelty Company.
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