|EVANS POCKET ROULETTE|
|The Evans Pocket Roulette Wheel is a splendid money maker for any live wire hustler. Always works; when you know the trick you make it show high orlow numbers any time. Weighs but 6 ounces and is 3-1/2 inches in diameter, made of aluminum.|
In operation, the wheel is spun and a 3/16-inch ball bearing is dropped into a hole in the cover. When the wheel stops, the cover is removed and the winner is displayed. The cover is neccessary to keep the little ball from flying off into the room to become lost.
The Picture to the left shows the ball in the No. 18 hole. What is not readily apparent is that the ball cannot enter the No. 1 or No. 2 holes. Notice that the drillings are different between the No. 1 and No. 10 holes, the 10 being lower than the 1.
This is and odd-even proposition. Of the 18 holes, only 9 can be occupied by the ball. Control is exercised by spinning either clockwise or counter-clockwise. When the knurled knob is loosened, the number plate will shift one space left or right because of inertia. This places red or black, high or low over the live pockets of the wheel.
The Pocket Roulette is shown disassembled below. The numbers disk is shown inverted to show the raised square on the casting. On assembling, the raised square is placed between the two raised squares on the rotor. This is what limits the inertial movement or shift of the numbers to just one space. Notice that the knurled knob has a milled portion that is a bearing surface for the number disk. You can see it is quite a machine.
You can see the differences in the ball pockets in the rotor casting. Each casting is numbered; the cover is casting 168.
This very rare collector's item is offered for sale at $950.00.