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Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:18 pm
by badpenny
Sorry Chris, I don't know what lock nuts and 8 - 32 hex bolt you're describing.
Any chance of a photo?

BP :cool:

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:44 pm
by chris rideout
Sorry, can't paste an image from a PDF but I shall try and clarify. The adjustment is on the sliding link between the clock and the arm that releases the payout fingers. Owing to the age difference between the Jewel/High Top and the Roman Head, there might be some minor differences.

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:13 pm
by coppinpr
These photos from the 1930s operators manual might help you describe the parts you mean to BP. Yes, the machine is different from the Hi-top. As I'm sure you know, the names we give Mills machines today are not always the name the factory used. What we call a "Roman Head" was sold by the factory as the "Golden Bell". The 1st photo is from an original sales flyer.

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:16 pm
by pennymachines
chris rideout wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:44 pm
Sorry, can't paste an image from a PDF
You could post the PDF.

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:50 pm
by radiochrissie
There’s a Golden Bell on tonight’s episode of “back in time for the corner shop” bbc 2.

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:26 pm
by 13rebel
A one arm bandit seemingly freely available to play by buying tokens from the corner shop owner in 1926.Not heard of that before in the UK.

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:46 pm
by badpenny

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:19 pm
by chris rideout
pennymachines wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:16 pm
You could post the PDF.
I copied the images above and zoomed them up to see the small details but there was no rear view. Unfortunately, the innards look different in several places so there must have been several improvements made in the post war years.

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 11:25 am
by treefrog
Alan, I assume this was your machine as description on eBay matching thread. Really odd on eBay at the moment as during lockdown machines were not getting pulled at all by eBay, but now they seem to be again slowly. This machine and a few others I have noticed recently have had bids on and then they all get retracted, can’t work out why.

Anyway, I am intrigued with the machine. Did you do the restoration? I only ask, as I recall in my head there was a restorer who always painted the tops of screws as part of their work and there is a lot of detailing on this machine. Maybe wrong. but was this Mick Harris or maybe I am thinking of someone else?

It is a useful reference for me, as I was working on a similar machine and another old penny '30s machine.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mills-Romanh ... 1438.l2649

Re: Mills Romanhead started to not pay out

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 2:37 pm
by alan57
Hi Tom

Yes it was my machine. Many weeks ago now I tried everything that people had mentioned on how to fix the problem, without much success.

Chris in Crosby said he would look at the machine for me to find out the problem. That was before the country went on lockdown, and nothing has been done to the machine since then.

I put the Mills Romanhead on Ebay as a none working machine - which it is now. Wasn't sure if I still needed a license for a none working machine !PUZZLED! Got plenty of messages of interest, but as I mentioned in the auction it was to be delivered due to the lockdown.

I think people put bids on, then read about the machine being non working and needed to be delivered and then retracted their bids. One person retracted his bid then put a bid back on days later only to retract it again.

In the end I just got fed up, so I pulled it. :tut I know that was wrong.