Examples of 1920’s slot machine stands

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Examples of 1920’s slot machine stands

Postby Robgirard64 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:30 pm

I am looking for pictures of what you might have of 1920’s slot machine stands. I have a Mills FOK and want to find or build a period stand to match my slot machine.
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Re: Examples of 1920’s slot machine stands

Postby Yarder » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:26 am

My uncle picked up an old Victrola cabinet and I'm using that as the stand. It's actually very classy.
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Re: Examples of 1920’s slot machine stands

Postby mechanic » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:11 am

Google old slot machine stands, there are two pics of the type used in the 20's. These were fold up types with a square top to keep the machine from moving.
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Re: Examples of 1920’s slot machine stands

Postby MONTI » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:49 am

mechanic wrote:Google old slot machine stands, there are two pics of the type used in the 20's. These were fold up types with a square top to keep the machine from moving.


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You would probably know this as I am not sure when the metal stands came out and primarily from Mills as they had the Mill's locks in them!
I have one pictured here below!
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Re: Examples of 1920’s slot machine stands

Postby mechanic » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:07 pm

Hey Monti How goes things? The Mills full metal stands like your pic came in two types. One permanent mounting and the other could be lowered into the cabinet by a crank in back. they had an adjustment for the base so the machine could not be moved most are gone. All had the Mills locks on them. All cabinets of this type were painted either black or blue. Watling made some also but the cabinet tapers from bottom to top and usually has a chrome diamond on the front not sure if they used the yale locks with heavy cam on back.. Thats all I know.
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Re: Examples of 1920’s slot machine stands

Postby MONTI » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:32 pm

mechanic wrote:Hey Monti How goes things? The Mills full metal stands like your pic came in two types. One permanent mounting and the other could be lowered into the cabinet by a crank in back. they had an adjustment for the base so the machine could not be moved most are gone. All had the Mills locks on them. All cabinets of this type were painted either black or blue. Watling made some also but the cabinet tapers from bottom to top and usually has a chrome diamond on the front not sure if they used the yale locks with heavy cam on back.. Thats all I know.


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It's probably not important but about what year did they come out with them?
I was told they would put sand bags in them in the bottom to keep people from moving or stealing them!
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Re: Examples of 1920’s slot machine stands

Postby mechanic » Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:17 pm

Yes sir Sand bags, cement blocks. plain dirt and probably more I have not heard of. The slot safes that were fully enclosed seem to have began around 1934 just as goosenecks were being replaced. The later safe was called the Jack in the Box with the crank on the front side not in back like I said earlier (OOPS)! These came in about 1949 and were used mainly on the Hi-Top models but probably could be used for any earlier models that fit.
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Re: Examples of 1920’s slot machine stands

Postby MONTI » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:13 pm

Thanks for the information mechanic!
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