See the reel tin in between two sections that fit inside a reel tin exactly? The antique little hammer is for banging the tin into shape.
The separate piece of heavy metal is for scraping under the lip to give enough room for reel strips to be placed under the edge ready to be crimped. This equipment is quite heavy and very precise so that bent reel tins could be restored. Only 4 were made by Mills Novelty Co.
Tony Mills kept one and this is another. The location of the other two is unknown, but one was sent initially to Athens GA. That is the extent of the recollection of an old operator. One collector said he had never seen one of these offered for sale and was not aware they even existed. The item "Mills Reel Straightener One of Four Ever Made" is in sale since Friday, September 15, 2017.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Casino\Slots\Machines\Antique Coin Slot Machines". The seller is "nicholgdn" and is located in Wayne, Pennsylvania.This item can be shipped to United States.