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Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby badpenny » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:58 pm

I agree it's Mills and also that it has to stay chromed.
I can also confirm the next round of drinks is yours and that we'll all be round to your house Saturday night for dinner.
We insist on knowing if your wife/girl friend looks like either of the girls in ABBA and we demand the answer now! dirtdog

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Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby fredslilja » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:10 pm

If you are willing to take the trip, me and my wife would be happy to serve you beer and a typical Swedish dinner !!CHEERS!!

Do you BP think there is a similarity??
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Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby badpenny » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:33 pm

Congratulations fredslilja, there is most definitely a resemblance and it's this .......


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Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby fredslilja » Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:15 pm

Thanks, then I know I'm not colourblind anyhow :lol:

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Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby fredslilja » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:26 am

In the machine there is no electricity, but it looks like the two circled windows ("25 cent" and "Bel o matic") should be lit up ?? Maybe also the reel window and the award card?? ........in its original way I mean.

And............yes, yes, yes, yes, I will rechrome it some day in future !WORSHIPFULL!
I will hide it in a corner for some years and start saving money :D

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Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby badpenny » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:04 am

From the inside the two circular windows behind the denomination and maker badges could have sported casings which might have had a light.
However it's difficult to see where a transformer etc would have sat.

I think it is an outstanding machine and would have it firmly on show!

What is the mark next to the Mills decal? It looks like a face.
I don't know if it's a trick of the light in the photograph but both wooden sides look to have a horizontal line across them about a quarter of the way up. Has it stood in water at some time?

It's certainly a beauty and I envy you. !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby fredslilja » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:33 pm

The thing on the wood on the left side next to the Mills decal seems to me some kind of stamp in black and numbers in red starting with 19. Maybe you guys could figure out what that could be?

I don't think it has been standing in water. It is more prominent in the photo than in reality. I think maybe the lower part has been more exposed to sunlight.

The bottom plate seems to have been screwed in a stand because of the holes on the sides. I just saw a hole down on the right side near the back door. I think it is a hole for an electric cable, don't you think?

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Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby silverbitz » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:43 pm

Hi guys, I picked one up from the Dutch boys several months ago. The bad bit was that it was delivered to a friend in Kent for safe keeping and have not been able to pick it up yet from Manchester!! :(
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Re: Mills 4 reels Bel o Matic

Postby fredslilja » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:04 pm

Congratulation to you too Silverbitz. Let us know when you have picked it up and post some pictures of it !!THUMBSX2!!

We have to compare our machines and maybe learn something of it. !THUMBS!

Do you have any info to share about this kind of machine already?

I discovered today that my machine was on Youtube.


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Re: Mills 4 reel Bell-O-Matic

Postby fredslilja » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:48 pm

Hi Everyone!
It has been a while (years) since I posted. Now I have started up restoring my Mills 4-reeler.
It was not recromed (to expensive).
Decided to have it painted. It is obvious that they have tampered with the escalator. I think they have converted it from 25 cents to old danish 25 öre (a bit smaller). I think I stick to the danish coins (see the coin entry) because then the cointube and slides would work fine. It is missing several teeth on the Coin Holding Bar & Coin Advance Bar. Also the Coin Release Bar.
Someone who could help me out there with spares or a suitable complete escalator?


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