Here is a fabulous old MILLS authentic all mechanical 5 cent slot machine. This is how we collectors love to find them!! You won't be disappointed in this marvelous piece of authentic AMERICANA.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A REPRODUCTION OR REFURBISHED SLOT MACHINE!!!! This is the original real deal. It dates back to 1934 and is known as the "MILLS FIREBIRD or THUNDERBIRD SLOT MACHINE" to collectors. It is also commonly referred to as a "21 STAR QT SLOT MACHINE".
Except that this guy only has 20 stars in the front casting rather than the more common 21 stars. According to Robert Geddes who was the author of the Mills QT Manual, the "20 star QT slots" are.
Versus the usually seen more common 21 star variety and may have served as prototypes for the 21 star models. I bought it from a famous Texas collector at the Loose Change Funfair Show in the early 1980's held in Pasadena, California. Over the years I've seen many of these QT slots with these black painted cases. This was some 35 years ago, and back then very few people were restoring these QT's because they didn't have to.
As old slots ended up in collections, the ones coming up for sale were eventually in such lousy shape that they had to be restored to be presentable. Anyway I've had this guy for well over 30 years, and never had to do a thing to it. It has its original back door, original front Mills lock and key (although the key is the typical serpentine shaped key for this lock, someone used a shiny new looking key blank and it fits this old Mills lock properly- see photos), an old Fort Co. Lock and key for the back door, reel tapes and a paper award card that were probably replaced many years ago, a metal cash box etc. It's serial number is an early 9714.These Mills QT Model Slots are not considered particularly rare, yet they are very popular because of their nice small size, double self-filling alternating jackpots, great appearance, and their quick fun play. This old timer shows it's authentic age well!!
It's probably been cycled millions of times and is good to go for a few more million pulls. What stories it could tell over it's 80+ year history!! And once again it hasn't missed a beat or worked anything but perfect for the 35 years or so I've had it in my collection.Here's an antique investment that you can play with and enjoy for many more years!! I'm cleaning some things out to make more room, so this old beauty from my personal collection has to go. Don't let this great playing collectible go by- it'll be priced right!! And by the way, due to its age, ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
I periodically list other antique items, so always check them all out! I've been a long time collector (NOT A DEALER) of antique coin-ops. I'm located in Southern California and the Bullhead City area of Arizona. The item "MILLS ORIGINAL 1934 5 CENT QT 20 STAR SLOT MACHINE GREAT CONDITION" is in sale since Sunday, June 26, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Casino\Slots\Machines\Antique Coin Slot Machines".The seller is "drsmlojo" and is located in Upland, California. This item can be shipped to United States.