In 1926 Ed Fey was listening
to a world' champion boxing match. He imagined that a coin-operated
fight game would make a great arcade piece. The two players would
activate the boxer's arms with the two triggers on the guns.
When the pin on the opposing player's jaw was hit the boxer would
be knocked down.
Fey received a patent for
his invention in five countries.This very popular machine was
manufactured by National Novelty of Minnesota and was protect
by his patent and a subsequent one by another inventor.