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Re: Mills Token Bell

Postby edgeCity » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:05 pm

Drove down to Columbus and bought the HiTop this morning. It's in astonishing original condition and functions great. Jackpot counter reads 0053 -- machine appears to be well-maintained and never abused. The seller was friendly and is a devoted slots man -- he has a beautiful collection of outstanding machines. This HiTop is a great first slot and I'm pleased to own it. Thanks Jeff H. and others for your help and advice these past few days!
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Re: Mills Token Bell

Postby JHSS-1944 » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:09 pm

maybe a light touch up of the paint on the handle side.....
you welcome, that's what we're here for.
have a Jennings rock-ola revamp on it's way to me .
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Re: Mills Token Bell

Postby edgeCity » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:59 pm

. . . not sure what a Jennings rock-ola revamp is -- is it a slot or a jukebox?!

Saw this on eBay today. What is the story behind this, do you suppose?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1930s-50-or-ENG ... Sw4shX9Gnf
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Re: Mills Token Bell

Postby JHSS-1944 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:40 am

Rock-Ola over the years had their hands into everything but, juke boxes was their biggest product.
Well ,what I bought / got is a slot machine, 1920's originally made by Jennings , then bought & reworked by Rock-Ola to resell.
mainly the lower casting is removed & their's ,with a jackpot was added.

I'm trying to find out Who actually made the lower castings....... will be another thread over the weekend.

the "Mills" slot you found is "over priced" big time. a totally reworked Mills slot machine done in England for English use.
Surprisingly these seem to show up often in the U.S. Seems to be a wide Variety of different types / styles of these machines, in it self might be a good study.
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Re: Mills Token Bell

Postby automaticpleasures » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:49 am

The Brooklands machine in question is a revamp made by Tom Boland of Leeds in the 1950s/60s
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Re: Mills Token Bell

Postby edgeCity » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:51 pm

. . . the Brooklands reminds me of when I was a kid living in Taipei, Taiwan. There was an amusement park and the arcade featured three old Mills Hitops that had perhaps been 'acquired' from the Officer's Club. These had been repainted and the reel symbols had been changed to images of some of the park attractions. They were played with the same tokens that were used for the rides. Indeed -- what happens to old slots after they 'die' would be a good study!
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Re: Mills Token Bell

Postby leospanner » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:37 pm

Old slots never die, they fall into the hands of restorers. Or at least I'd like to think so.
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Re: Mills Token Bell

Postby edgeCity » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:47 pm

leospanner wrote:Old slots never die, they fall into the hands of restorers. Or at least I'd like to think so.

Well evidently this one wasn't so lucky!
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Re: Mills Token Bell

Postby SLOT DYNASTY » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:31 pm

edgeCity wrote:
leospanner wrote:Old slots never die, they fall into the hands of restorers. Or at least I'd like to think so.

Well evidently this one wasn't so lucky!


This HighTop can be saved very easily. You can do away with the skimpy payouts, with a set of slides, matching reel strips, and belly
plate, which are all available. Then a paint color to your liking, and you are all set. Just from this single pix, looks like the chrome
plating is in decent shape. Don't give up!
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Re: Mills Token Bell

Postby edgeCity » Thu Dec 01, 2016 8:49 pm

. . .might need a new set of payout disks as well, if the butcher welded shut the payout holes for the cherries/oranges/plums/bells!
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