Mills Hi Top

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grains
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Re: Mills Hi Top

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Hi Aristomatic,
Quick question - does the top casting in your photograph also have the hole in front for the hand refill jackpot?
Thanks
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Re: Mills Hi Top

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Yes, they do.
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I knew about these offset 50c machines, but never owned one. I have an escalator for one like fish mouth, but with coin entry attached. Did not know they had a deeper belly. So I may not be able to use mine, but will try on an earlier machine like a Bursting Cherry. Interesting as my jackpot has no locking bar, which initially I thought maybe missing, but wondered if the slides hold back the jackpot arm only releasing the jackpot when the top slide goes. I have a mech with a bar attached to the to slide maybe used for this purpose.

I have some non offset Hi Tops on 1D, suspect they were modified back in the day
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Re: Mills Hi Top

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For Grains,
This offset top casting was at the Elephant House last year. It doesn't have hand-load or award card fastening holes, or right-hand nameplate hole. It is stamped MLB inside. You see so many different options you can never be really sure what's original factory, or later operator versions, manufacturer collaboration, or just knockoffs of the same period.

Hope that helps you.
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Re: Mills Hi Top

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Thanks Aristomatic for the information.
I have a 1d Mills which I think is a conversion from the later Bell-o-Matic casting with coin entry at the right where the denominator badge would usually be. It's a direct drop into the mechanism. Do the 1d jackpot units have a reserve, or does the large coin size make this prohibitive?
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Yup they have a reserve, just bigger case for larger coin.
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Well I have gotten to the bottom of my mystery large jackpot, which is 1D, but fits a Extraordinary I have, the 50C version, well old penny. What threw me is another extraordinary I had it also fitted that is a lower denomination. I now have concluded both are 50c lower castings as you cannot tell the difference between them on the outside, they just have different mounting positions inside for the jackpot.

Well at least I can return one to normal and suspect other genuine 50c machine from the period used these. Odd I had never seen one before, but good to learn something new..
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Selling 2 Hi Tops in the market section, as I need the room:
Mill Hi Top working on 1d,
Mill Hi Top working on 1c
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