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 ```» DELUXE CHROME BELL « PACE Mfg. Chicago, Illinois / USA (1946) ********************************************************************** ID = 65567 & SS7230 = Machine It has a die-cast aluminum front with stainless steel sheets on sides, mounted on a wooden frame. The SM came complete with all its parts ... ... The STAR on the left side means "1946" Weight = 88 lbs ; 40 kg W = 17_1/2" ; 45 cm D = 15_1/2" ; 39 cm H = 24" ; 61 cm An unusual PAY-Scheme: 1 CHERRY on the LEFT WHEEL ==>> PAYS 2 COINS MECHANISM STATISTICS quoted from ( page 76/77 ) ... ====================================================================== D.L.MEAD & D.R.MEAD » Owner's Pictural Guide ... Bell Slot Machine « ISBN 0-934422-03-6 If the reel assembly is clean and properly lubricated, the three reels should spin randomly, independently of one another. In this case, the statistical payout of the slot machine is determined by the symbols on the reel strips, the winning combinations, and the amount of coins paid out for these winning combinations ... To compute the total number of combinations possible, multiply the number of symbols on the first reel times the number of symbols on the second reel times the number of symbols on the third reel. For a three reel, twenty-stop slot machine, such as this one, the total number of combinations possible is 20 x 20 x 20 = 8,000. To compute the number of winning combinations possible and ultimately the percentage of coins returned to the player ... ... there are 6,340 coins returned for every 8,000 played ... = 79.25% ======== ```

 ``` HISTORICAL REMARKS: ********************************************************************** based on the book of M.Fey » Slot Machines « ( 5th ed. 1997 ) Edwin W.Pace got his start in slot machines working as a road salesman before opening his own company, the »Chicage Slot Machine Exchange«, which became the country's larged used slot dealer. In 1926 Pace purchased Skelly Mfg., a small Chicago producer of "Bell Slots". He continued building the same machine with a rotary escalator which was to become a Pace trademark. In 1932 when he introduced the famous twin jackpot »COMET«-Line, the PAGE company became a major competitor for the "Big 5" slot machine manufacturer CAILLE, FEY, JENNINGS, MILLS & WATLING. This PAGE » DELUXE CHROME BELL « is one of its followers. The HISTORY of the ups-and-downs of the slot machines market is well described with lots of pictures in FEY's book - SOURCE & FUN - A must to read !!! Have a look inside the SLOT MACHINE ... Have a look at the MILLS SLOT MACHINE ... Have a look at a PINBALL SLOT MACHINE ... Have a look at SLOT MACHINE SAVING BANKS ... A funny Scrabble: SLOTMACHINES ===>> CASH_LOST_IN_ME impressum: ********************************************************************** © C.HAMANN http://public.BHT-Berlin.de/hamann 09/11/11 ```