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Skill stops

Postby Darren102 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:57 pm

Hi, I have been informed by the owner of a mills poinsettia that the skill stop buttons were added by owners to overcome gambling laws at the time and that they were for show and had no linkage to the system they just pushed down and pressed on the reel to stop it, IS THIS CORRECT or am I being fed a load of.....
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Re: Skill stops

Postby Midcoast Vintage » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:32 pm

never heard that one.
i have a mills fok with working skill stop system.
i have had and restored many machines with the working system.
I have also had and restored many with the buttons on top, but no linkage below.
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Re: Skill stops

Postby Darren102 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:47 pm

Hi thanks for your reply, I am interested in buying this machine and the skill stops are mounted on top and when you push them it's basically a steel button / plunger which presses on top of the reel is this correct?
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Re: Skill stops

Postby gsx11r » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:55 pm

Darren102 wrote:Hi, I have been informed by the owner of a mills poinsettia that the skill stop buttons were added by owners to overcome gambling laws at the time and that they were for show and had no linkage to the system they just pushed down and pressed on the reel to stop it, IS THIS CORRECT or am I being fed a load of.....
Thanks...


I agree with this .
I have two Fok with this stupid and unworking modification.

http://retro-jackpot.fr/mills/f-o-k/f-o-k-des-années-20

Look on this link also.
http://www.coinopcollectorforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4653

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Re: Skill stops

Postby oldslotman » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:26 pm

Darren102 wrote:Hi thanks for your reply, I am interested in buying this machine and the skill stops are mounted on top and when you push them it's basically a steel button / plunger which presses on top of the reel is this correct?

They do not just press on top of the reels to stop them.
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Re: Skill stops

Postby Darren102 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:40 am

Thank you all for your help, I am an engineer by trade but I am a total novice with regards to mech fruit machines, I am assuming that to obtain these parts would be very difficult, is their anyone out their that makes them as I do not have the facilities..
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Re: Skill stops

Postby sam2002 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:35 pm

Generally if these show up on ebay they tend to be very expensive.
Steve Squires may have some of this kind of stuff but again be prepared to pay .
Good luck with your search !
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