Based in Detroit in 1895, Caille Brothers cumulated more than 200 models from 1897 to 1937. The Caille Peerless released in 1907 is a roulette. A specimen in excellent condition of this floor machine 117 cm high is estimated $ 200K, for sale by Morphy in Las Vegas on May 2, lot 503 here linked to the bidding platform LiveAuctioneers.
The player introduces a 5 cent nickel coin in one of the slots that display the symbols for his lucky choice. The horizontal roulette on top of the instrument is triggered by the side crank that has given to this range of machines the popular nickname of one armed bandit. When the rotation stops, a mechanism immediately pays the player if he won.
And if he did not win, the player tries it tirelessly again, spending all his nickels without needing any intervention of a croupier.