Mills Vest Pocket Slot jackpot?

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Mills Vest Pocket Slot jackpot?

Postby orangevw » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:54 pm

I recently purchased this Mills Vest Pocket slot. The highest payout on the award flap is 70. I’ve been searching online and have not seen another like it. Is this considered a jackpot version?

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Re: Mills Vest Pocket Slot jackpot?

Postby randyvw » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:49 am

my 1c with valley sales jackpot mounted to the base says jackpot under the 3 bars, and my 25c chrome one says 20 under the 3 jackpot symbols. i got a call out to ray d. to get his opinion, he's the expert on vest pockets......among others.
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Re: Mills Vest Pocket Slot jackpot?

Postby randyvw » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:12 pm

some of them actually had a "plus" symbol on the top of the award card....which meant that there was a "agreement" with the bartender that you could get a certain amount of EXTRA coins when the jackpot was hit. this was done during the war, because they weren't paying out enough to entice people to play them.
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Re: Mills Vest Pocket Slot jackpot?

Postby orangevw » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:58 am

It will be interesting to hear what he says. I was searching last night again and I can’t find another. How many nickels will a pocket slot hold?
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Re: Mills Vest Pocket Slot jackpot?

Postby randyvw » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:10 pm

after talking to ray, there would be no way to hold 70 coins, unless it was a dime...but they never made dimes. so, either it would be an agreement ahead of time that you would be handed the extra coins across the bar, or if it had a valley sales jackpot bolted on underneath it, those were a handload jackpot, so that would be conceivable ....but he has never seen that award card, and he's had many dozens of them. i asked "what if valley sales made these with 70 just for that purpose". he says no, but those valley sales jackpots are VERY hard to find, so i wouldn't rule that out too quickly. i hope others will chime in here.
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Re: Mills Vest Pocket Slot jackpot?

Postby orangevw » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:50 pm

Not sure if this is normal but it has a hole in the case in the front, one in the back door and 4 slightly larger holes on the bottom not including the normal ones for feet. I’ll add two photos with the locations circled in red.
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Re: Mills Vest Pocket Slot jackpot?

Postby randyvw » Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:04 am

there are no holes in mine that i can find, with the exception that mine has the valley sales jackpot mounted to the base, and i aint takin' it off to see where the holes needed to be......but those holes are definitely a clue to SOMEThin'.
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Re: Mills Vest Pocket Slot jackpot?

Postby dialsenden1 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:21 pm

I have Vest pocket with a valley sales jackpot. The highest jackpot on the flap is 20 coins. My flap has the + symbol too under the three bars and the 20.
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