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Mills Hi Top

Postby alan57 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:09 pm

Selling off a couple of my Mills Hi Tops to make some room for more projects
Please look in the Market section:
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Mills Hi Top 2
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Re: Mills Hi Top

Postby treefrog » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:05 pm

Quick point for MR PM, I notice the main pictures in adds do not expand and are always very small. In fact all extra pictures cannot expand either, but are slightly bigger....could be just me of course

Nice machine Alan, I was intrigued by the comment hand-load jackpot as that usually means a hole in where the award plate is for the operator to fill or top up. Your machine has an enlarged jackpot chute to cater for the 1D and no overflow tube to the cash box, so surely this is not hand fill. !PUZZLED!

I have always been intrigued to know if a true 1D jackpot or 50c jackpot existed for these machines and have never seen one, although I have heard others mention them. Main difference would be the coin chute, also the top plate that drops coins to the cash box when full.....

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Re: Mills Hi Top

Postby alan57 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:19 pm

Hi Tom
The jackpot on the black Hi Top always kept jamming up, old penny seemed to be too big. Much easier to fill the jackpot by hand from inside the cabinet - no jamming of coins now.

Sorry for misleading, my mistake.

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Re: Mills Hi Top

Postby treefrog » Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:16 pm

I was just intrigued because the jackpot is in place. It looks like Henry has modified the chute for the 1D. Well, I that assume to be the case as it looks larger. If so, it may just need a bit of tinkering....

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Re: Mills Hi Top

Postby pennymachines » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:08 pm

treefrog wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:05 pm
Quick point for MR PM, I notice the main pictures in adds do not expand and are always very small. In fact all extra pictures cannot expand either, but are slightly bigger....could be just me of course.
They enlarge for me. :!?!: On desktop and tablet. They will only expand to fill existing screen size.

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Re: Mills Hi Top

Postby treefrog » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:16 pm

Not working on iPad, tiny picture.... :#:

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Re: Mills Hi Top

Postby treefrog » Fri May 01, 2020 2:33 pm

Not really commenting on the hi top in this post, but over the years I have occasionally seen Mills machines with jackpots on old penny or so they claim, but never seen one up close and wondered is a 50c or 1D jackpot ever existed.

Well I must be real dumb and was going through my spare units looking for some working jackpots for a couple of projects I am working on and at the bottom noticed an old jackpot that physically seemed bigger. On closer examination I found the coin chute accepted old pennies and the carcass is 1cm deeper than a standard jackpot, so 9cm instead of 8.....this is to allow for larger access for bigger coins......well I am blown I had one all along, now just need to decide which of my 1D machines it should go on :HaHa:
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Re: Mills Hi Top

Postby daveslot » Fri May 01, 2020 2:58 pm

That's correct, also the coin chute which sides on top of the jackpot is wider. I seem to remember that the front casting is also deeper, I think!

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Re: Mills Hi Top

Postby treefrog » Fri May 01, 2020 3:01 pm

That’s interesting Dave, so I may not be able to stick straight into a machine. I can’t recall what machines had deeper fronts.....

I might try anyway and see if there is enough room

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Re: Mills Hi Top

Postby aristomatic » Fri May 01, 2020 6:23 pm

I've had a few 50c/1D Hi Tops. Nearly all missing the jackpot. Like TF, I have only the one complete 50c jackpot. I agree with Daveslot that there are 50c Hi Top casting sets where the lower front casting is deeper and the top front casting is different to "normal", so it fits this deeper lower casting. I've had four of these sets and they all had top casting where the 50c coin entry hole is offset to the normal 5c/10c/25c coin entry position, and of course the 50c escalator behind is offset too.

As the lower casting is deeper, another resultant difference is that the payout bumper apron shape is different to the normal shape. The two I currently have with this deeper casting also have the offset coin entry. The bumper aprons on these are the normal shape, but the lower casting has a cut into it to accept the bumper apron, but the apron doesn't fit flush to the cabinet leading edge. The previous two again had the offset coin entry, but the bumper apron was shaped to abut the leading edge of the cabinet with no need to cut into the lower casting.

Maybe the offset 50c casting sets all had the deeper casting option. I've had a few Mills 1d casting sets where the coin entry isn't offset and the lower casting is not deeper, but whether these were originally 50c or 1D, and whether they had jackpots fitted originally, I don't know.

Here's a picture of one of the current offset 50c deeper casting set Mills Hi Tops I have with the cut on the lower casting for the bumper apron. If you search Mills 50 cent Hi Top on YouTube you will see Mantiques Network has a couple of 50c machine videos with same offset 50 cent coin entry with the deeper casting set, again with cut. I'm just not sure the normal coin entry position 50c casting sets had deeper lower castings?
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