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Mills high top - Fremont

Postby junior » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:21 pm

Picked this machine up today. It's on 6d. Would I be right in assuming that this originally lived and earned its keep at the Fremont hotel in Las Vegas? Did Fremont hotel have their own name on machines? The paintwork looks like its stove enamel.
Thanks for any knowledge.

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Re: Mills high top - Fremont

Postby bill gates » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:53 pm

Nice looking machine you have. In Vegas many hotels and casinos had their names on machines. Some had their names on the jackpot symbols on the reel bands also. It’s quite possible this machine came from the Fremont hotel, but as it’s a basic high top I would guess not. Just my opinion. However, if it were mine I would tell everyone it did!

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Re: Mills high top - Fremont

Postby coppinpr » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:24 pm

They do sell these in Vegas in several places. When the Fremont area was pedestrianized I believe the old Fremont became a museum and the shop there sold similar to this. Could have been an original I guess.

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Re: Mills high top - Fremont

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Re: Mills high top - Fremont

Postby treefrog » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:25 am

You can buy name plates on eBay for a lot of the casinos, so very difficult to 100% verify. One thing I discovered by chance when looking at one of my machine mechs, was a name plate below. Confirmed by our US colleagues on their forum these were used as part of the Johnson Act implemented on gaming machines and various changes occurred thereafter. So machines need to have verification plates identifying they were made prior to the date shown and where it was based. So I may by chance have a genuine Fremont machine..... maybe yours has this plate. !PUZZLED!

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Re: Mills high top - Fremont

Postby badpenny » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:36 pm

At the Spares sale in Derby I was amazed at the number of different castings all with different names on them representing various sites.
I was thinking how nice they'd all look polished up and mounted in a frame.
Likewise I was tempted to cast one in aluminium sporting "Doris & Alf's B&B Oldham"

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