This machine has been in my personal collection for about 30 years. The cabinet looks great with some scratches but very bright and vibrant colors see the details in the photos. The playfield on this game is polished metal and still shines. The backglass is Iifting, but it's all there and there is a guy that will do one off backglass restorations.
The slot reels are made of a translucent plastic and it has some cracks. The worst being the tiger that's in the photos. I just got through doing a tune up, polish and wax and it looks and plays great. It's a very, early electro mechanical but so advanced for it's time. It has the original Mills locks and keys.
Game play is pretty straight forward... Hitting the Red #1 bumpers advances the #1 reel one positions, Green #2 bumpers advance the #2 reel and Yellow #3 bumpers advance the #3 reel. When the ball drains, if you have a winning combination the credits are added to the "Free Play window", which is done with a projector type mechanism. You can play off the Free Plays / Credits or clear them with the black button next to the front door (the way the secretly paid off a winning customer).
With "0" credits you have to insert another nickel in the slot to play again. Lit up it looks so cool. We do not have the time to test out the electronic parts, although we do try to be as complete as possible in describing them. We bought out San Francisco's oldest operator (since 1952) of coin operated amusement machines, AND oldest parts distributor (since 1930's) as well.Our lack of space is your gain! Jukebox, Pinball and Video Game parts, plus much, much more. We are auctioning off THOUSANDS of these items, so please follow our actions closely.... NOTE: Please do not ask us if we have a certain part that is not listed yet. While the answer may very well be yes, we really have too many parts to search through. There are pallets holding hundreds of boxes with tens of thousands of parts. As we unpack and go through the items, we will be listing them for sale.
The item "1938 Mills One Two Three -Shopped out Runs Great -RARE" is in sale since Monday, August 26, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Arcade, Jukeboxes & Pinball\Pinball\Machines". The seller is "gizmorama" and is located in Castro Valley, California. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.