Offering for sale this Mills bonus high top, circa the early 1950s made by the Mills Novelty Company. I gave the Mills bonus high top a good going over. It had plenty of old dried up grease and the like.There were patches on the first reel which really didn't need to be there, it was a. Installed a brand new set of quality reel strips from Rick Frinck, straightened out the reel alignment, disassembled the reels cleaned the reels properly and oiled and greased them.
Cleaned, lubed an serviced the entire machine. It came to me with what is called a club handle, I replaced this with an original style sword pull handle. The machine is in A1 condition. The bonus feature works flawlessly as does the rest of the machine. The bonus feature is a really cool gimmick that was devised by the Mills Novelty company to entice you to play this machine, it consists of an extra payout for spelling B-O-N-U-S above the coin escalator.
This is achieved by consecutively spelling bonus by hitting the letters b-o-n-u-s on the first reel which then appear above the escalator as they are hit. Once this is done a payout of 18 coins is paid. All the regular payouts cherries, oranges, plums, bells, and jackpot are also given if hit. The bonus was a gimmick to entice you, as an extra payout above and beyond the usual payouts. For example if you walked into the establishment where several machines were in operation and you saw B-O-N were present youd more than likely drop your coins in this machine over any of the other standard payout machines, the thinking would be youd complete the U-S in the word B-O-N-U-S, for the extra 18 coin payout.
The bonus machine has the old style jackpot with jackpot reserve. Original Mills lock and key, back door and period cash box. The item "Mills Bonus Slot Machine" is in sale since Sunday, February 14, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Casino\Slots\Machines\Antique Coin Slot Machines". The seller is "yosemitesam2002" and is located in Riverbank, California. This item can be shipped to United States.