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 Posted: Fri Aug 10th, 2018 03:03 am
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Russ Huber
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Who Forced Shedd's "Comfort" Vane Oscillator Off The Market 05-06 due to court decision in 05?   


Answer: Sittman & Pitt. Sittmann & Pit was Thomas Weyant(Shedd's vane oscillator fan motor engineer previously employed by Sittmann & Pit.  Sittman & Weyant(both engineers) were in conflict over the oscillating fan motor prior to Shedd involvement.  


Sittmann & Pitt are credited with the first POKER gambling machine in 1891.  In 1891, the New York based company Sittmann and Pitt developed a gambling machine, which is considered to be a precursor to the slot machine. Their game was based on poker and contained five drums which held 50 playing card faces. The game became an instant hit and could be found in most bars in the city. Players would insert a nickel and pull the lever to play the game. The machine had no payout mechanism and as such, prizes such as beer and cigars were awarded for lining up poker hands. In order to make the game more favorable for the house, the ten of spades and jack of hearts were usually removed. This reduced the odds of getting the highest paying hand – a royal flush.




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