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Bagatelle Patent Model
1871

Ancestor of the modern pinball machine
This bagatelle game was patented by Montague Redgrave of Cincinnati, OH, in 1871. By attaching bells and pins to a tilted bagatelle board--a game similar to billiards--Redgrave created the ancestor of the modern pinball machine.

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U.S. Patent No. 115,357
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