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Mills / Sega Slots - Why no coin return/reject button ?

Postby malcymal » Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:08 pm

Playing on my jubilee mk1 today, coin gets stuck, i push the coin reject button and joy, works a treat everytime, coin returned..throw coin in the DO NOT USE BIN. Now my sega, when a coin gets stuck, there are two options... give it a gentle thump OUCH.... on the side to dislodge coin into reject tube or take back cowling off and back door to hand release coin. WHY oh great gurus of Pennymachines, did the Mills / Sega machines not have a coin return system that the player could simply return their coin if it got stuck? It gets really annoying have to reverse the machine and take the back off to release a 6d coin. Just interested in the reasons for no reject system?

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Re: Mills / Sega Slots - Why no coin return/reject button ?

Postby badpenny » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:05 pm

Probably the same reason Jennings bandits (except for The Galaxy) didn't have them either. :?

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Re: Mills / Sega Slots - Why no coin return/reject button ?

Postby malcymal » Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:36 pm

Now badpenny, you tease me with why jennings didnt have them either... so what was the reason ?!?! :mad: Was it a complete trust in the excellence of their products, or to keep manufacturing prices down, or to keep the arcade attendant busy running about with keys to dislodge jammed coins.. Come on, spill the beans old bean :cool:

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Re: Mills / Sega Slots - Why no coin return/reject button ?

Postby badpenny » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:14 pm

Haven't a clue! .....Could it be: -
Many of those machines mentioned had a small open topped tin box attached to the inside of the cabinet to catch slugs, so presumably they didn't want them returned to be used again?

Maybe they did have a superior attitude towards their products.

Somebody out there must now, what about Mr Peterson our American correspondent, where is he when he's needed? :P

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Re: Mills / Sega Slots - Why no coin return/reject button ?

Postby daveslot » Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:52 pm

jennings do have a coin return system but no button, sega also,it has a long tube from escalator to the coin tray to cope with reject coins but no reject button

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Re: Mills / Sega Slots - Why no coin return/reject button ?

Postby john t peterson » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:42 am

"Somebody out there must now, what about Mr Peterson our American correspondent, where is he when he's needed?"

Good Heavens, Gov'ner, I'm a British machine collector. Besides, I'm busy fighting my Terrorist In the Whitehouse for the next four months.

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Re: Mills / Sega Slots - Why no coin return/reject button ?

Postby badpenny » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:43 am

The "Thick Plottens" then.
Plenty of ways to get the coin back but no reject button.

My Governors, Dixie Bell, Tura Bell, QT, Groetchen Columbia, Poinsettia and numerous Trade Stims; have holes that go through the coin entry so you can knock a coin back out if it gets stuck in the entry .... but we are coming up buttonless!

Perhaps we've stumbled across the true reason for their demise, it was nothing to do with advancements in electrikkery it was all down to a lack of reject buttons. Unless you know different???????

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Re: Mills / Sega Slots - Why no coin return/reject button ?

Postby badpenny » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:03 pm

It's that blind faith that duds would be worked out of the system by the maze in the entry that is puzzling. The slightly bent ones and the very thin invariably jam the whole thing. My 1930's Jennings has a reject button, but not in the 60's. However a button linked to a spring loaded gate would have been so sensible.
Alternatively........
My English BDR opens the gate as you pull the handle, this stops a second coin restarting the mech which would have allowed you to juggle the reels with the handle to steal a win line, plus chucks your duff coin back at you if it jammed in the first place.

The castings in Mills and Sega that run from the side of the escalator to the payout tray (As mentioned by Dave) seem to me to be more geared for returning an extra coin in case your attempting the above mentioned Juggling trick or have simply forgotten that you already put a coin in.
Whatever, it's all academic anyway...............

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Re: Mills / Sega Slots - Why no coin return/reject button ?

Postby treefrog » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:26 am

Dug out a very old thread, but I was intrigued when picking up a War Eagle, that I had never noticed that some earlier Mills machines did have a reject button on the back of the hood, which would push the coin from the rear if stick on the entry. Obviously would not address an issue further down, but seems odd why not continued as even at this point this is a useful feature. Most pictures I have seen of War Eagles that had this seen to have lost the button, maybe they were easily broken. Not seen on other Mills machine though.
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