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by silverbitz
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic
Replies: 33
Views: 12865

Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Hi guys, I picked one up from the Dutch boys several months ago. The bad bit was that it was delivered to a friend in Kent for safe keeping and have not been able to pick it up yet from Manchester!! :(
by silverbitz
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Rare Mills Bandit in console case
Replies: 18
Views: 4696

Re: Rare Mills Bandit in console case

I too think they were a 3rd party or customised hi-top. There's not much info on them. Page 185 of 'Slot Machines on Parade' recons 75 were made, however Robert Geddes also states the casino never opened!!.
by silverbitz
Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Discoveries
Topic: Rare Mills Bandit in console case
Replies: 18
Views: 4696

Re: Rare Mills Bandit in console case

Hi Terry,
Thought I'd send up some pics of the 'Silver Palace' after a little cosmetic surgery. Sorry the pics aren't that great!.
by silverbitz
Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: War Eagle - reproduction or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

Re: War Eagle - reproduction or not?

Hi Gameswat, I agree......With the UK early models with the large fishmouth penny entry and probably rarely using a 50c escalator, I would have thought the slope an easier option in the early thirties. However, as 50c escalators came more widely used in probably the fifties and Mills would have been...
by silverbitz
Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: War Eagle - reproduction or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 2938

Re: Reproduction or not?

Hi, Looks genuine to me. Correct serial number area etc. Is it a 6d machine? Not sure that would be correct for a 1931 machine, although it does seem to be the UK top casting for the 1d. Something I'm not sure about... is that people always seem to believe that the 'run down' esculator has been tamp...
by silverbitz
Wed May 09, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Troublesome Child
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Troublesome Child

Great machine. My first 'round' of collecting some 20+ years ago netted me one of these for just £30 from a local antique shop. Of course the same problems occured but still retain fond memories of a continuous learning curve whilst trying to get it right!. Probably never did as it happens but this ...
by silverbitz
Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: How not to sell a machine on ebay
Replies: 47
Views: 18592

Re: How not to sell on Ebay

Brilliant! :D
by silverbitz
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: See it Operate!
Topic: Arcades, Museums & Gamerooms
Replies: 74
Views: 36022

Re: Arcades, Museums & Gamerooms

simply stunni **xXx** ng
by silverbitz
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Let's Talk about Slots
Topic: Come out of hiding Ozzies..
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: Come out of hiding Ozzies..

I agree with you Andy. I think a move to see more dealers/collectors interacting with each other would re-vitalise the hobby. It has been suggested via another thread that a sales/auction site should be set up. I also think this is a great idea. This would enable us to all buy, sell or exchange piec...
by silverbitz
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Auction Community
Topic: Oldest bandit?
Replies: 8
Views: 2023

Re: Oldest bandit?

And was housed in an early console made from bits of the Mayflower by bored sailors!