October 29, 30, & 31, 2020 Coin-Op & Advertising
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This is considered to be the most genius mechanical table top trade stimulator made by The Mills Novelty Company circa 1904. It is not only a 5 reel poker machine, but unlike any other machine of its kind, it will cut and print out a paper fortune with the poker hand imprinted so the customer can bring it to the bartender to get his reward in cigars. It is housed in an over sized oak cabinet with heavy decorated cast iron trim in order to contain the rugged mechanism made more like a slot machine than any other trade stimulator mechanism. The reels stop one at a time like a slot machine with a loud thud to let the other patrons know that a player is playing. This example reflects an older conservation with original castings and great original reel strips. It is topped with a replaced award card and possibly a replaced marquee, but very professionally done. The larger side handle activates the 5 reels and the smaller handle cranks out the paper fortune, and slices it off from the paper roll inside, a truly remarkable mechanical marvel of the era. The cabinet has been nicely conserved and the reels show some wear. This is an exceptional example of this very hard to find machine, comes with an extra roll of fortunes, and is one of 4 or 5 known to exist. You can read the description of this great machine from the original MILLS NOVELTY catalog-(a copy is included) Working and with keys.

Condition: (Very Good).

Item Dimensions: 23 - 1/4" x 21 - 1/2" x 14".
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,200.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 13
Auction closed on Saturday, October 31, 2020.
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