A little further research into Mr. Bignell E C reveals the following: "Manufacturer, operator and distributor of coin freed machines 1903-1930s, he marketed upwards of 100 different machines. Wall machines: le Triomphe, Roulettes: IMP, Modern Roulette and le Bicyclette with 2 dials. 3 Reel machines: le Judge de Paix, known in the UK as the Domino. During the 1930s he gave up manufacturing and became the French distributor for O D Jennings & Co of Chicago. He invented the Little Duke which he patented and was later manufactured under license by Jennings." Arcadia, Slot Machines of Europe & America, Jean-Claude Baudot.
Also, the Jackpot sold at auction in Michigan is the same originally owned and sold in 2004 in Paris by Mr. Pansu. The wood grain matches perfectly.
I wonder how it got to Michigan?
Michigander by birth, Tennessean by accident