Mills Lion Head

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Mills Lion Head

Postby MJFHouston » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:44 pm

I picked this up from a guy who said it was placed in the attic in 1961 with a sheet thrown over it. The house is now being cleaned out and guess what was still under a sheet in the attic. All original missing back plate and door.
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Re: Mills Lion Head

Postby jsin » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:43 pm

Nice
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Re: Mills Lion Head

Postby Mills » Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:57 am

beautiful machine!
pity that it is not the right mechanics. :cry:
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Re: Mills Lion Head

Postby toydoc » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:36 am

I have an original Mills back door if you need it.

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Re: Mills Lion Head

Postby MillJen » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:17 pm

Re:" by Mills » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:57 am
beautiful machine!
pity that it is not the right mechanics "

For us that are new to this, what make is the mech from ? (I have not seen too many models of slots ... Yet ! Working on learning more !) :D
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Re: Mills Lion Head

Postby gsx11r » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:06 pm

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Re: Mills Lion Head

Postby YourBestBet » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:45 pm

Mills wrote:beautiful machine!
pity that it is not the right mechanics. :cry:


Looks right to me. Mills - your pictures show a 20 stop mech, which is incorrect. The Lion Front was a 10 stop mech.
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Re: Mills Lion Head

Postby oldslotman » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:55 pm

In 1931 Mills introduced the new Silent Bell mechanism . The Lion Head should have had the new mechanism in it and could be either 10 or 20 stop much like the early War Eagles. The mechanism in this Lion Head is from the old Operator Bell line which were all 10 stop. It is possible that Mills did produce some with left over old Operator Bell mechanism. Also has the wrong award card I believe.
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Re: Mills Lion Head

Postby Mills » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:47 am

oldslotman wrote:In 1931 Mills introduced the new Silent Bell mechanism . The Lion Head should have had the new mechanism in it and could be either 10 or 20 stop much like the early War Eagles. The mechanism in this Lion Head is from the old Operator Bell line which were all 10 stop. It is possible that Mills did produce some with left over old Operator Bell mechanism. Also has the wrong award card I believe.


You are right !
Lion head, like skycraper are slots machine come from silent's serie. Silent serie was introduced in 1931. The mechanism in your Lion Head was made in the 20's... This is not a silent mechanism !!
Silent mechanism exist in 10 or 20 stops and in regulare or mystery paid (2-4 or 3-5).

Look photos :
Mills mechanism made in the 20's
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Not silent mechanism


And
Mills mechanism in the 30'S - Goosneck Silent serie.
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Mills Silent mechanism
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