Meet the one armed bandit! The nickname given to slot machines, which have a way of taking your money after pulling their arm. This artwork by Dustin Williams of @sorrysorrytown is based on the slot machine designed by Frank Polk in 1951-52.
From vintagelasvegas.com :
Most of Polk's 92 figures seem to have ended up at the Las Vegas Club’s “House of Jackpots,” 18 Fremont St., with others (including one cocktail waitress slot machine) at casinos in Reno and Ely. Some of these were remade by Jim Schafer in the 80s, others seem to have been copied outright. A couple one-armed bandits, no longer in use, can be found at Gilley’s bar at Treasure Island.
Thank you to vintagelasevegas.com for the reference photos and history!
High quality die-cut sticker measures 3" wide.
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Battle Born Pins is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, the "Battle Born" state! These pins are inspired by vintage neon signs and architecture. Many of these monuments are no longer with us, so these pins are a tiny reminder of the beautiful mid-century city Vegas once had. We hope that by spreading awareness of these iconic designs more people will be interested in preserving the signs and buildings that are still left.
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