What did I do? What did I buy there?

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What did I do? What did I buy there?

Postby Joshma » Mon Jul 31, 2023 1:29 pm

Dear forum,

I've wanted to restore a slot for a long time, but it's not that easy to find one in Germany. Now I've found one and bought small money(?).
But what did I actually buy there?
A mill? And if so, which model? Or something completely different? "Samson London" is written on the wheel.

The throw-in says "1d". Is it a device for the UK market that wants to be fed old one penny coins?

The stop buttons have no function. There are definitely parts missing.

Can someone tell me what I bought there?

Many thanks and greetings from Germany
Joshma
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Re: What did I do? What did I buy there?

Postby radiorich123 » Mon Jul 31, 2023 3:32 pm

You bought a old Mills made for the British market.
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Re: What did I do? What did I buy there?

Postby jmac » Mon Jul 31, 2023 4:19 pm

I think this ugly duckling is a 1920s Mills Operators Bell with skill stops. Looks like a great 1st project, you cant really do worse than the last guy, right?
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Re: What did I do? What did I buy there?

Postby Joshma » Tue Aug 01, 2023 8:33 am

Hello radiorich and jmac,

Many thanks for your quick answers.

@jmac: yes, I also figured that I can't go far wrong with the ugly duckling. :-)

I think I'll post a question in the repair forum soon. ;-)
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Re: What did I do? What did I buy there?

Postby Joshma » Fri Sep 22, 2023 3:16 am

Hello,
after removing three coats of paint with paint stripper (the last coat doesn't really come off and I'll sandblast it) I discovered a serial number:
213240
Does this fit with the 1920s?
Can an exact year of manufacture be derived?

Thanks.
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Re: What did I do? What did I buy there?

Postby mazzeosa17 » Fri Sep 22, 2023 7:11 pm

1d stands for 1 decimal - it's for an old large English Penny. I have a Mills War Eagle like this in that denomination.
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Re: What did I do? What did I buy there?

Postby Spanky » Thu Sep 28, 2023 5:17 am

mazzeosa17 wrote:1d stands for 1 decimal

It certainly does not. d is from the Roman denarius. This coin was pre-decimal.
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