pennymachines wrote: ↑
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:57 pm
The wrinkle finish is correct.
It's good to know my appearance is accurate!
I suspect the OP's machine is a bit of a mongrel.
The case, we can see is a new home for an earlier 10 stop mech. It's hard to see but I suspect I can see a glimpse of a Shefras roll down escalator which serves no purpose for that mech. If my eyes are wrong I'd expect the window to be blanked.
Most photos I've seen of 1947 Mills Jewel bandits show a dagger handle not a club handle.
I'm not detailing any of the above to its detriment nor to criticise, merely to answer OP's enquiry and try to balance the options against its originality or non originality.
There's not much chance of putting in a JP bank nor escalator, otherwise get fettling!
Two pieces of advice. Some greedy operator has at some point altered the pay out odds by adding (at least one) blank to the pay out disc for reel number one. By blocking off that hole the vertical finger can't enter and then pay out. That particular one will relate to a cherry. It needs pulling out ( H shaped piece of metal) and then look for a stick on symbol on the first reel which will probably be a lemon with a cherry underneath it.
It may not be the only one, and others may be attached to the other pay out discs (three in total because there are three reels) Remove them all and their corresponding false symbols. It will greatly improve the gameplay.
The other thing is, I agree about the benefit of a manual. You could pay more than a hundred dollars if you go via Amazon, however if you go to this website http://rwatts.cdyn.com/Machines/download_area.html
you'll find a lot of cool, free downloads. Included you'll see one for Mills Hi-top. Remember your mech is likely to be an earlier mechanism but the idea is the same, in fact it'll probably be less complicated. That will give you names and exploded views. Additionally if you follow this link https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... slot+works
..... you'll find YouTube has a mass of free videos made by enthusiasts stripping down and rebuilding mechs.
Good luck .... now get on with it!