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by stoxman22
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Mills Deluxe
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Mills Deluxe

This is my latest purchase. The bloke I got it from says it is a Tom Boland machine. Does that mean Mr Boland bought the mechanism from Mills and made his own case or is it an American bandit re-cased? He also said it was '50s, but to me it looks '60s. Any info on age or history would be welcome. It...
by stoxman22
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: New Reel Tins
Replies: 3
Views: 952

New Reel Tins

I need some new reel tins (Mills type) for a restoration. I ordered some and a good quantity of springs from MrSlot in the states back in November. These have yet to arrive and despite emailing and at first getting replies with apologies I have not had them and think I will have to write off my mone...
by stoxman22
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mech removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Mech removal

Thanks BP. Now you say it goes over the top of the bit circled it looks more obvious the handle isn't up high enough....
by stoxman22
Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Mech removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Mech removal

I have just got my first Jubilee and I can't get the mech out....
The part circled is stopping it coming out. I have tried some grips on it assuming it moves out the way but it wont budge. What am I missing?
by stoxman22
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Am I missing something here?
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Am I missing something here?

This Machine sold today for £1050 plus commission taking it to just over £1300. I was ready to bid and thought my 500 plus commission would seal it. Is is not just a Mills High top with a added front bit? Is it rare? I assumed it would be a copy as Brooklands is a UK interest.
by stoxman22
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Wulff Optima EM
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Re: Wulff Optima EM

I have this carcass stashed away. I will check if it has what you need.


Update....Sorry it hasn't but if there is anything else from it that would be useful let me know.
by stoxman22
Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Home made xylophone
Replies: 4
Views: 1355

Re: Home made xylophone

Thats cool........ Great solution to the problem,
by stoxman22
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Repairing diecast, aluminium, pot metal and cast iron
Replies: 28
Views: 17041

Re: Repairing diecast, aluminium, pot metal and cast iron

I have some of this stuff on the way. I will give it a try on some old Beromat bits....
by stoxman22
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Charrington / Mills Bandit
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Charrington / Mills Bandit

I was watching this Charrington bandit on a auction and have a question about it.... This looks like a Mills Hi Top to me but I guess it is a copy. Was this made in the UK from Mills parts or were the parts made in the UK under license from mills, by who, or is there another story? Where is the Char...
by stoxman22
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Readers Lives'
Replies: 2
Views: 1149

Readers Lives'

Reading through some posts the other day I found one from a member questioning why we seem reluctant to put photos of our collections on here. I am going to rectify that by posting a photo of my small collection and I will wait for the many fantastic photos to appear. I did have many more but fell o...