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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby radiochrissie » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:14 pm

Omg....What have you done . !!SHIT!!
From chrome to purple, wow. Is it just me !PUZZLED!

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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby badpenny » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:46 pm

It's not a slide across escalator.
Early ones merely held the coin just played (so it was visible to the operator) then on next play it moved across and rolled it down to the coin tube.
In your photo you can see the brass ramp from the back.

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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby fredslilja » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:52 am

radiochrissie, isn´t the next best to chrome darkpurple metallic ? :!?!:
Pictures can lie, specially on chromed parts. The chrome was very poor on this machine and not an option to keep. Rechrome it would cost a fortune.

BP I think the escalator has been a slide across escalator before someone tampered with it. The frame is cut, teeth on the Coin Holding Bar & Coin Advance Bar are cut off. You can clearly see dirtmarks from coins placed in a row in the escalator (se pictures).

I have checked closer on the cointube and slides and there I was wrong. Cointube and slides are size for 25cents.

I really think that a 25cents slide across escalator with the coindrop in chape of a collar would work fine. Anyone who can sell one to me? !WORSHIPFULL!

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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby brigham » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:55 am

That DOES appear to be an actual escalator, hacked about to operate like the common 'Shefras' roll-down escalator substitute.

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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby special when lit » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:17 pm

Shame you couldn't get it re-chromed, but it does look good in purple. !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby treefrog » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:37 pm

I wonder why the roll down conversion. Was done on difficult coins like 3D and big pennies, but 25C is a little odd. Also it is not original to the machine as either the whole thing or parts are Sega as seen with many serial numbers on.....

Have you checked it is actually 25c, the coin slides I mean

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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby fredslilja » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:50 pm

Treefrog, the machine has operated in Denmark with the coins 25 öre which is a bit smaller coins then 25 cents. Maybe the slide bars did not work right (wrong distance between the teeth) and they just cut the teeth to get it to work !PUZZLED!

Some more photos on the escalator with stamped numbers.

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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby treefrog » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:58 am

fredslilja wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Treefrog, the machine has operated in Denmark with the coins 25 öre which is a bit smaller coins then 25 cents. Maybe the slide bars did not work right (wrong distance between the teeth) and they just cut the teeth to get it to work !PUZZLED!

Some more photos on the escalator with stamped numbers.

/fredslilja
It Just looks like one of the standard mods done by operators to address troublesome coin delivery and have smooth coin flow. It is a 25c one as all the spacers have 25 on them, I suspect the body is Mills and Sega parts added when rebuilt. Getting the bars with teeth on will be difficult, but if you are or know someone with metal machining equipment could be made, or just lookout for replacement complete item. US would be a better place to look. Try Dave Berten who does sell escalator parts and complete units and of course all US coinages, his website is down, but I understand emails still works and sells on US eBay..


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