Site of invention of the Three-Reel Bell Slot Machine

California State Historic Landmark 937

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#937 Liberty Bell Slot Machine
Charles August Fey began inventing and manufacturing slot machines in 1894. Fey pioneered many innovations of coin operated gaming devices in his San Francisco workshop at 406 Market Street, including the original three reel bell slot machine in 1898. The international popularity of the bell slot machine attests to Fey's ingenuity as an enterprising inventor whose basic design of the three reel slot machine continues to be used in mechanical gaming devices today.

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Traffic island on N side of Market St between Bush and Battery Sts, San Francisco.

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