This version of the Operators Bell was produced around 1925. A version of the Liberty Bell, it was designed by Charles Fey for Mills Novelty Company around 1910. It is a three reel mechanic slot machine. Its neck coin entry fit the machine better and it had the innovative fruit symbols on each of the three wheels.
There were around 30, 000 variations of the Operator Bell produced at this time - 5, 10, and 25 cent. One of its most popular features is the solid nickel front with the beautifully detailed owl and arrow Art Deco illustrations. It features a front panel that lists the winning combinations and its tell-tale gooseneck is emblazoned with the 5 cent mark. This piece measures 25" tall, 16" wide, 15 deep.It weighs over a 100 lbs. This item is in stellar condition, with everything original to the piece except for the wooden back panel, which recently had to be replaced. The key and lock are original. He machine is fully functional, and only shows minor signs of wear due to age and use. Please consult images, and message with any questions. If interested, please message for more information. The item "Antique Mills 5cent Operators Bell Art Deco Gooseneck Slot Machine, c. 1925" is in sale since Tuesday, January 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Casino\Slots\Machines\Antique Coin Slot Machines". The seller is "powersurplustreasure" and is located in Athens, Georgia. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.