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B.C. Wills roulette wheel 72 dpi SMEarly 1900s

Manufacturer B.C. Wills & Company crafted roulette wheels out of one or more woods — boxwood, ebony, rosewood, walnut, Honduras mahogany or satin wood — that were seasoned and kiln dried in a year-long process.

Photo: Boyd and Sharon Nickson Cox display this wheel at their Reno, Nevada business, Antiques & Treasures.

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    At their Reno, Nevada store, Antiques & Treasures, the Coxes have a rare, H.C. Evans & Company-made, crooked (rigged for cheating) roulette wheel once owned by mobsters. The full story: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Couple-luck-out-with-roulette-table-3208511.php.

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