JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
It took a few years for the Wright Brother's iconic and monumental flights of 1903 to be thoroughly and popularly deemed not-crackpot, but once that was the case, the Wrights, and their flying machine, and aeroplanes in general, were heralded as the future-arriving. (It seems to me that their fame was mounting over a few years, but still, their reception was limited--it wasn't like Einstein becoming instantly immortalized following the eclipse confirmation of 1919, being obscure one day and immortalized soon after, but they did go from relative quiet to international renown in a couple of years.)
In any event, by 1912 there were aeroplane toys, and games, and popularly sold sheet music for songs, and also, evidently, a version of roulette made to accommodate the cascading interest in the new technology. I had never seen this toy/game/gaming apparatus before tonight, and I was happy to see it:
Source: Popular Mechanics, p 553.