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treefrog
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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby treefrog » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:24 pm

Very nice and a lot of effort gone in... Still on my bucket list a genuine hi top four reeler. !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby malcymal » Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:20 pm

It looks very classy and I could imagine it back in time attracting many people in a glitzy casino environment. The earlier comments about chrome, its not for everyone. You've taken something in bad shape and transformed it into something that would look good in a home. Ive had my fingers badly burned trying to have rechroming where most expense was in the preparation and polishing. Even parts buffed so much to get smooth surface they were just holed. So its a damn good job and i like it a lot. Well done to you sir !!CHEERS!!

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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby radiochrissie » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:23 pm

Although we disagree about the finish , I have to say well done for returning this to working condition . The completed machine looks good. !THUMBS!

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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby treefrog » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:21 pm

These don’t come up for sale often, but two auctions in a row we had two at the Elephant, the red one made an incredible £3630 with commission :shock: :shock: and the last auction the white one went for £1210..... perhaps the same two bidding were not there as previous auction or more likely I don’t believe the white one was right as the mech is in a Jewel case.
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Searching this site and the internet, the variety of styles, one wonders how many out there are made up as are a some of the below. I thought these started in the Bell O Matic era onwards and maybe there would be two styles with the plastic wide award and the earlier smaller award.....
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