Show us what you found. Make us jealous!
fredslilja
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:43 am
Location: Sweden

Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby fredslilja » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:46 pm

Hi guys!

Today I bought this machine. I have come across almost no information about this 4 reeler. I have found "MLB" on some of the parts on the mec. Any info is appreciated. Share your knowledge. !PUZZLED!
DSCF4121.jpg
DSCF4120.jpg
DSCF4119.jpg
DSCF4118.jpg
DSCF4117.jpg
DSCF4116.jpg
DSCF4115.jpg
DSCF4113.jpg
DSCF4112.jpg
DSCF4110.jpg

fredslilja
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:43 am
Location: Sweden

Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby fredslilja » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:48 pm

Some more photos.
DSCF4127.jpg
DSCF4125.jpg
DSCF4123.jpg

User avatar
badpenny
Forum Moderator
Posts: 5994
Joined: Thu May 05, 2005 12:41 pm
Location: East Midlands
Contact:

Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby badpenny » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:19 am

And very nice it is too.
Cruise liner or casino do you think?

Is the case highly polished or chrome plated? It looks very shiny. !THUMBS!

fredslilja
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:43 am
Location: Sweden

Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby fredslilja » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:42 am

It is chrome plated. Last night I put some wax on it, just to see if the chrome could look a little better. Unfortunately the chrome is in a quite bad shape (the picture in the front lies a bit). I am thinking about a paint job on the front, but I will not do that without more information about it. Maybe these machines were only produced in chrome?

Clear red came to my mind about the color !PUZZLED!

User avatar
special when lit
Posts: 220
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:46 pm
Location: Derby

Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby special when lit » Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:04 pm

That is very nice. Much rarer than a Jennings too, I think you should definitely leave the chrome.

raj
Posts: 605
Joined: Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:19 am

Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby raj » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:11 pm

WOW, nice find, it reminds me of a similar one I bought for £600 ( and sold :cry: ) some years ago. This was stunning in chrome, I would try and find someone who could do it justice with a rechrome. These would have been very high end machines, possibly demo's or featured near the front of a casino to pull in the punters and rarely come to market... :~:
Dscn0057.jpg

User avatar
pennymachines
Site Admin
Posts: 4712
Joined: Wed Nov 06, 2002 12:12 am
Location: The Black Country
Contact:

Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby pennymachines » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:30 pm

Yep, you really need to preserve or restore that chrome...

User avatar
coppinpr
Posts: 3762
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:01 pm
Location: Lewes, East Sussex
Contact:

Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby coppinpr » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:25 pm

Depending on what you paid for the machine of course, it would almost certainly be worth having it re-chromed if it's that bad. It's quite a rare find.

fredslilja
Posts: 65
Joined: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:43 am
Location: Sweden

Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby fredslilja » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:27 pm

Thanks for the compliments guys :D

I know that the right thing to do would be to preserve the chrome, but you have to dig deep in your pocket to rechrome as you all know. As I wrote, the chrome is pretty bad. Does someone know if a machine like this was originally painted in some color too?

It has the year "1959" stamped on the bottom plate. Am I right if I believe it is a Mills mec. with the stamped "MLB" in several parts? When did Sega take over?

User avatar
coppinpr
Posts: 3762
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 2:01 pm
Location: Lewes, East Sussex
Contact:

Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby coppinpr » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:30 pm

1959 would still be Mills I think. Sega did buy a lot of parts and use them up before making SG stamped parts, but I'd say this was a tail-end Mills


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests