Grandfather's Basement

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Re: Grandfather's Basement

Postby Some Idiot » Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:36 pm

Midcoast Vintage wrote:Hi,
I can offer help or purchase your machines if you want to sell them. I collect, but also sell Macines out of our antique mall. Give me a call. Ted.

This doesn't seem to be the sales section of the forum, Ted. And I'm politely declining to call you.
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Re: Grandfather's Basement

Postby bkrsdoz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:08 pm

Please post a couple of pictures of your machines.
I have three of the Bursting Cherry's, and that is the extent of my "collection".
My grandchildren love to play them.
Fix them up and enjoy them.
Bob
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Re: Grandfather's Basement

Postby Some Idiot » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:18 pm

Castle

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Re: Grandfather's Basement

Postby Nickelslot » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:19 pm

Photos help like I said earlier and also maybe post where you are so if someone is close by you might be able to glean some knowledge from having them come look and advise or assist in refurbishing.
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Re: Grandfather's Basement

Postby Some Idiot » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:22 pm

bkrsdoz wrote:Please post a couple of pictures of your machines.
I have three of the Bursting Cherry's, and that is the extent of my "collection".
My grandchildren love to play them.
Fix them up and enjoy them.
Bob

My cherry is very like the one on the left of your pic.

I don't know if I'm doing picture sharing right or not. Probably not.
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Re: Grandfather's Basement

Postby Some Idiot » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:25 pm

Nickelslot wrote:Photos help like I said earlier and also maybe post where you are so if someone is close by you might be able to glean some knowledge from having them come look and advise or assist in refurbishing.

I've attempted two BBcode image tag posts. Do they work?
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Re: Grandfather's Basement

Postby clubconsoles » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:43 pm

Well I can see them, Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Grandfather's Basement

Postby Some Idiot » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:52 pm

clubconsoles wrote:Well I can see them, Thanks for sharing!

OK, great!
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Re: Grandfather's Basement

Postby Some Idiot » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:49 am

Both of my machines have had cards saying "see attendant for jackpot" placed in front of the jackpot hopper, behind the glass. Both machines also have a spring that's landed to a loop on the baseplate casting, but not connected to anything. Both machines also have, just to the left of the jackpot slider, a shaft that has a cotter pin hole in it that's presumably for another slider or lever that I don't have.

Here's a picture of the location in question.
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I'm thinking that the missing pieces are related to some function of the jackpot payout mechanism?
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Re: Grandfather's Basement

Postby Some Idiot » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:06 pm

Well, I received my Mills Slot Machines manual from Liberty Bell the other day. I read through it while looking at the mechanism and decided to go ahead and strip it down.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ndWycrxSQAzEDUAA3


I'm having one of those "WTF have I gotten myself into" situations. But, with the manual and some replacement parts I think it'll be fun.
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