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Resources and links about Charles Fey and Liberty Bell slot machines.

SFO Museum San Francisco

SFO Museum’s mission is to engage and inspire a global audience with programming on a broad range of subjects. In addition to its collection dedicated to the history of commercial aviation, the San Francisco International Airport Museum features an exhibition called Games of Chance: Gambling Devices of the Mechanical Age. A unique model of Charles Fey’s Liberty Bell slot machine is on display.


Slot Machines: A Pictorial History of the First 100 Years

Written and illustrated by Marshall Fey, Charles Fey’s grandson.
Illustrated book by Marshall Fey

The book is packed with anecdotes and exclusive information, as well as photo archives.

To date, Marshall Fey’s book is the most comprehensive on the history of slot machines.

Order the book from!

Historical Monument

Plaque and historical monument dedicated to Charles Fey

At the intersection of Battery, Market and Bush Streets in San Francisco’s financial district!

The stone and plaque were placed in 1984 to honor the centenary of the invention of Charles Fey’s Liberty Bell slot machine.

Unique Pieces

Models of the Liberty Bell slot machine are often in mint condition. Original Fey machines can reach over $200,000 when they are properly stored and maintained by meticulous collectors. If you’re a collector looking for a good deal, acquiring one of Fey’s rare original slot machines could be a good investment.

Auction Sites

Auction websites sometimes present Fey machines in their catalogs. The sites listed below are excellent if you are looking for unique pieces.

Morphy Auctions
2000 N Reading Rd
Denver, PA 17517

Omaha Auction Center
7531 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68114

RFL Online Services GmbH
Brunnenwiesen 34D
70619 Stuttgart

YT Videos

The history of slot machines with Marshall Fey, John Burke, John Davis, Claire Carter and Arden Myrin. Filmed live in October 1997 at the FX Collectable studio, Liberty Belle Saloon, and the Reno Museum, Nevada.

The invention of slot machines by Jon Friedl, from In the 100-year history of slot machine development, each decade gave rise to new inventions. Charles Fey’s design in San Francisco was the first coin-operated slot machine.

Other Links

Official website of Vöhringen, birthplace of Charles August Fey

Official website of San Francisco, California

Charles Fey is buried at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.
Born September 9, 1862, in Vöhringen, Germany.
Died November 10, 1944, in San Francisco, California, USA.

Address of Cypress Lawn Memorial Park:
Colma, San Mateo County, California, USA


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