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Mills 21 Bell-O-Matic

Postby dutchboy » Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:34 pm

Good evening everyone,
I did see this machine for sale which I can't find much about. I can't see it before the coming weekend, so maybe someone over here has some info about it? Is it mechanical or electric for example? I am just very very curious! !!ANYONE!!
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Re: Mills 21 bell o matic

Postby treefrog » Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:56 pm

This is a late Mills machine - yes, mechanical and still with the visible escalator. Used and geared towards the Casinos as per the theme. I have an identical one, but can't find a picture at the moment, bought a few years ago off this site from JC. I love late Mills machines. The one below is not mine and also has the jackpot.

Made by Mills Bell-O-Matic in their Reno plant, probably early '60s.
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Re: Mills 21 bell o matic

Postby dutchboy » Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:48 am

Thanks for the information treefrog. With jackpot is looking very nice. I hope to look at the machine coming weekend. If I can purchase it then I will post some !!PHOTO!!
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Re: Mills 21 Bell-O-Matic

Postby dutchboy » Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:03 pm

I could buy the 21 Bell-o-Matic, but had a little accident with my foot. So could do nothing with it. Nice machine with some issues. No keys, but opened the door with a paperclip. A crack in the glass - I hope there's something to take it out of sight. They changed some symbols on the reels. When there are three sevens on the win line, it won't pay out. (I think the vertical payout finger to the right is too big for the hole). Will this be the Mystery Pay? The payout was OK but now it pays some coins too short. I will take out the slides to clean. Sounds all familiar? It was working on old Dutch Guilders, which I think are the same size as 25 Dollar cents that is named on the coin entry. Some pics.
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Re: Mills 21 Bell-O-Matic

Postby coppinpr » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:17 am

I like the look of it. If the cracked glass is the plain one, then replace it of course. If it's the painted glass, you will need the kit shown below which you can buy from any car repair shop or online for about 20 euro.
This is a windscreen repair kit and the result is truly remarkable. If you do it carefully, not only will it seal the crack but the crack will disappear completely, no matter how long the crack is, as long as there is no dirt actually in the crack.
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The reason for the wrong number of coins being paid out might be because it's set for 25c and you're using Guilders, which will be slightly thinner. The added symbols on the reels are clearly an operator change to reduce the number of payouts and might confuse you till you work out what it (a) is doing (the new payouts) and (b) what you want it to do (the original payouts).

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Re: Mills 21 Bell-O-Matic

Postby dutchboy » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:38 am

Thanks for the info coppingpr. This weekend at the Elephant House will be quarter dollars at auction. I will try to get them. The machine didn't work for over thirty years, so I think this will be the cause of the payout. For the moment I will do nothing with the strips, maybe later. It's indeed a nice model.
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Re: Mills 21 Bell-O-Matic

Postby treefrog » Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:17 am

Nice looking machine and in good condition, these are under-rated machines and have a lot of style, love the matching handle ball to the case, I believe mine is red !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Mills 21 Bell-O-Matic

Postby dutchboy » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:00 pm

How funny, i collected this one today. Although the quality is less than the other one i had to have it. Missing the lights 2 tubes and needs a paintjob. But the chrome is very nice.i needed a bandit because someone wanted my four other bandits!
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Re: Mills 21 Bell-O-Matic

Postby coppinpr » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:23 pm

I recon you can do a good job on that one DB,keep us posted !!THUMBSX2!!

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Re: Mills 21 Bell-O-Matic

Postby dutchboy » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:48 pm

treefrog wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:17 am
Nice looking machine and in good condition, these are under-rated machines and have a lot of style, love the matching handle ball to the case, I believe mine is red !!THUMBSX2!!
I have this machine painted and work a bit on it when I remembered you told your knob was red. I have a green one extra, so if you need one tom? Now continue with slides with drilled holes like the moon, non fitting lighting,missing tubes and bad strips. :HaHa:


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