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Mills Compact

Postby edgeCity » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:08 pm

Does anybody own one of these? I've never seen one in captivity. Would think they are worth having for their historical value.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/222332513612?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Mills Compact

Postby mechanic » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:16 pm

What you have is one of three versions of Mills Compact open front machines. This version is the earliest and should have BELL-O-MATIC embossed on the top of the cabinet. The next version was the M-head. The coin head looked like the letter M with denomination button on the right. The cabinet was embossed with just the MILLS name. The final version was made for casino ships. The coin head was the same used on coinop kiddie rides mounted on the old M-head base. Used almost exclusively on casino boats, they had nothing embossed in the cabinet top. None of the compacts had jackpots. The last version had a front double lock cash box which also had the money bowl attached to.
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Re: Mills Compact

Postby marsonion » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:22 pm

I think one of the "casino ship" machines mechanic describes is discussed on this thread:

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Re: Mills Compact

Postby sam2002 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:33 pm

They are near bullet proof . Model M
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Re: Mills Compact

Postby edgeCity » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:36 pm

. . . I WANT ONE!! :santa:
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Re: Mills Compact

Postby JHSS-1944 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:46 pm

to bad an extreme percentage of these were tossed into land fills after Bally took the slot machine business by storm in 1964 ,onward.
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