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Lucky Horseshoe Hightop for sale

Postby widget2k4 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:53 pm

Lucky horseshoe hightop one arm bandit in good working order including the special feature
Was on 1np when I got it but find it works not bad on 6d without any change of parts, sometimes pays out more coins due to the thickness difference, will work fine on 1p coins
Open to sensible offers
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Re: Lucky horseshoe hightop for sale

Postby brigham » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:20 pm

Nice looking machine. No problem getting 6d. payout slides. It DOESN'T want to be on New Penny.
I've never understood the 'gimmick' on these; is it electric?
I have a couple of the SEGA variants (King Midas etc.) but the wiring is all hacked-about. I could maybe work it out if I knew what was supposed to happen, and when.
Mine seem to have the 'feature' overlay on every first-reel symbol except the lemon. Is that right?

Is it within reasonable collection range of NE England?

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Re: Lucky horseshoe hightop for sale

Postby widget2k4 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:36 pm

Yes it is electric, it works with switches relays and coils, very fascinating when the feature starts as you have to get your money in as quick as possible to win as much as possible

And I am in the north east !THUMBS!

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Re: Lucky horseshoe hightop for sale

Postby brigham » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:34 am

I haven't a clue what this is worth.
Any suggestions? I don't like upsetting people...

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Re: Lucky horseshoe hightop for sale

Postby aristomatic » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:05 pm

I don't ever get upset what people offer me...........................

Just happy that people are interested in whatever I'm selling.

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Re: Lucky horseshoe hightop for sale

Postby brigham » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:22 pm

I think it's because I'm not familiar with Mills machines. (Yet, hopefully!).
Until a few weeks ago, I thought all Hi-Tops were the same. I suppose with such a long production run, that would be unlikely.
I'm thinking that the one here is a Reno-made example, but only because it has the long 'club' handle. Even so, I still have no idea how much it ought to be.
Are the auction results a good guide?

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Re: Lucky horseshoe hightop for sale

Postby coppinpr » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:42 pm

I always thought these were a British conversion using old Mills parts plus new electrics unless TJM bought back hi-tops and re vamped them. I've never seen them listed as Mills made. !PUZZLED!

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Re: Lucky horseshoe hightop for sale

Postby treefrog » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:15 pm

No idea who TJM is, but you have forgotten the thread from November: Mills Horseshoe hightop

You have to remember the big U.K. companies were importing, modifying machines from US, Germany and even Australia, often taking older machines and changing them to the appeal of U.K. customers and to the law on payouts. This one most likely was Ruffler and Walker. In some cases these companies made their own versions as well, can’t remember on this one. I have lots of the win feature conversions on Hi Tops, this was the first one I had got working with original electrics in, lots of hi voltage :zapa: :zapa: :zapa:

Value is down to what you want to pay and the seller wants of course, so who knows, make an offer he can only say no ;-)

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Re: Lucky horseshoe hightop for sale

Postby brigham » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:03 pm

coppinpr wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:42 pm
I always thought these were a British conversion using old Mills parts plus new electrics unless TJM bought back hi-tops and re vamped them. I've never seen them listed as Mills made. !PUZZLED!
It's still a good looking machine, Mills or not. It would be a change from my row of SEGAs, or, more correctly, SEGA clones, as I've recently learned.
I'm not (yet) bothered about originality. I'm still at the 'like it-buy it' stage.
Same goes for the Mayfield offered earlier. It was just a bit far away to collect.

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Re: Lucky horseshoe hightop for sale

Postby coppinpr » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:10 pm

so it IS a Uk conversion,probably converted by R&W :cool:
No idea who TJM is
Mills novelty Co was sold to American Machine and science Inc in the early 60's who also bought O.D.Jennings and merged the two into TJM which was run by Tony and John Mills, TJM made the "Compact" and the "Model M" that cropped up in another recent thread


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