The back seems to newer but lock is original, with original key. Front key missing but can be locked/unlocked fairly easily with a paperclip or pick. The mechanism does not appear to have ever had a full restoration, but does have some newer screws and has clearly been maintained. The machine does work (video available), but being unrestored it does require regular adjustments to keep all components working well.
I've put 100+ coins through it. The escalator works but finicky, the arm's connection to the escalator seems less firm than it should be and there has been a small piece of wood under the mechanism to help it reach.Jackpot seems to work very well. Wheels don't spin consistently, sometimes a couple spins, sometimes lots. Otherwise seems to work great. The item "Mills Novelty Co. 5 Cent Slot Machine, Original Condition, ex-Museum" is in sale since Monday, August 21, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Casino\Slots\Machines\Antique Coin Slot Machines". The seller is "s_w4" and is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan.This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.