1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

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Re: 1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

Postby Imyourcaptain » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:49 pm

I’m was interested in seeing the mechanics of the insides. The look like photo below.

Can’t help you with image url thing you used. Never used it. But below the post you can add image attachments looks like a little folder tab
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Re: 1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

Postby meSz » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:00 pm

Wow missed the attachment folder, thanks! Here are some pictures!
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Re: 1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

Postby Imyourcaptain » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:52 pm

Looks good, complete and original. What are your questions? Is it working for you?
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Re: 1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

Postby meSz » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:41 pm

Well questions and have are more generic than technical. I just started to mess with the game as I couldn’t do anything with it till I got it unlocked. The coin slot was jammed with all kinds of coins! So few questions I can think of right out of the gate are:

1. What year was this machine made? Is there a way to tell?
2. Are these actual slot machines that pay out or they more of a novelty machine?
3. Any type of features to the game (I.e.settings)?
4. One of the panels of glass was broken. I noticed it’s a thick piece of glass. Is this something common I can get at a local glass company place?
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Re: 1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

Postby Imyourcaptain » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:55 pm

I know your machine is from the 1930s most likely. There should be a serial number on a little piece of paper on the mech


They are slot machines and they do payout when working correctly and winning combinations are hit.

No real “settings” to speak of but you may have a jackpot, that jackpot may dump if the three bars are hit while playing.

You could actually get two pieces of regular glass at local home center and put them in there. I have extras a believe I could sell you but I have to double check

Where were the coins jammed at?
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Re: 1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

Postby meSz » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:30 am

Okay I found two labels and both have date of 12/26/35 on it so answers that question.

The coin chute was jammed due to nickels, pennies and dimes being put in.

If you have an extra piece of glass let me know, appreciate it!

Also, found this part .... looks like a armature????
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Re: 1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

Postby Imyourcaptain » Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:47 am

So much for giving the men off for Xmas vacation!

That piece you have there is the overflow push off bar. It goes towards the top of the coin tube. When the coin tube is full it pushes the extra coins towards the jackpot or cashbox depending on what you have.

Your machine is a nickel machine correct?
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Re: 1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

Postby meSz » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:09 am

Yeah the Union must not have been established at that point in time! :lol:

Thanks for the info on the "push off bar". I will look in the bottom of the machine for screws and extra parts.

and yes it's a nickel machine.
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Re: 1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

Postby flipper77 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:28 am

I have the Coin Slot Guide for Mills Silent which provides detailed info for all of the 1930's Mills escalator machines including your Castle Front which was the most common Mills Silent. Includes maintenance manual and parts list. Great info for a new collector. $12 including postage - if interested, PM me. Have several other Coin Slot Guides if anyone else looking for a particular one. Flip.
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Re: 1910 Mills Bell, Fruit Gum Lock

Postby meSz » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:28 pm

Question - I want to send my lock out to Dave to see if he can make a key for it, is there a way to remove the lock from the back door? It appears not but figured I would ask here before sending the entire back door out! Would be cheaper to ship just the lock ...if possible!

Thanks for all those that posted here, much appreciated!

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