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Identifying Mills

Postby steinslots » Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:40 am

Most of the Mills had a serial number PRINTED underneath the cabinet across the bottom in black or blue ink. It is usually very feint. You will need to tip it right over to see it.

All of the internal Mills mechanism parts have a code commencing MLB. If your not sure if just the mechs been changed for a Sega (as it will fit) have a look to see if MLB is stamped on the handle or damper assembly.

Mills also have a different internal facia surrounding the reels underneath the glass - I think there are 3 individual ones whereas Segas were geared up for flourescent lights and have a single white casting behind the glass.

There's a thing, oringinally very few Mills had any lighting except for the odd light-up panel at the top. The Segas were nearly all lit, and have earth wires installed everywhere. I think they also fitted anti-drill plates on the insides of the cabinet.

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Re Identifying Mills

Postby cheeky » Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:22 pm

The plot thickens. I found the serial number on the top of the base but it is just a number without any letters. From this serial number is it possible to determine its age? I haven't been able to find any other useful numbers.

Interestingly, like all the others Segas I have seen,the electric wire comes out from the left hand side of the base, not the right hand side of the cabinet, so on my one it is well chaffed. I wonder if this means it is an older model? There must be some way of telling?

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