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 Nation’s Attic

Antique Slot

Machine Restoration

Mills Novelty Co

Chicago, IL

Do you have an antique Mills Novelty Company slot machine in need of restoration or repair? Nation’s Attic specializes in factory correct world class restoration of slot machines made by this company. Give us a call at 316-371-1828 or email  The Mills Novelty Company was started around 1897 by Mortimer Mills. That same year the company came out with the Mills Owl, an upright slot machines that allowed players to place a bit on which color the wheel would stop on. About this same time Mortimer sold the controlling interest in the company to his son, H.S. Mills. The Mills Novelty Company would go on to produce a large number of different upright slot machines well into the 20th Century. Starting around 1907 Mills also started producing the Mills Operator Bell. This was a counter top three reel slot machine, one of the first incarnations of the type of slot machine still used today. This machine proved to be extremely popular and put the company on its way to be the largest slot machine producer in the world. Through out the teens into the 1940’s Mills Novelty would not only be the sales leader of slots, but also the design leader in both external and internal aspects. Mills by far made more slot machines than any other company by a large margin during the Golden Age of slot machines, 1931 to 1951. Mills would eventually relinquish the sales crown to Jennings in the 1950’s. Mills would stop slot machine production in the 1960’s.     So what kind of work goes into a full restoration? As the United States premiere company for the restoration of these slot machines we take our work very seriously. Each machine is carefully restored on an individual basis. When your machine arrives in our shop the first thing we do is take a full set of high resolution photos. This allows us to fully document the machines condition, unique features and serial number before the work is started. Next a detailed set of notes are taken about the machine along with discussing any final restoration details with you the owner. When restoration begins every aspect of the slot machines cabinet inside and out is taken apart and individually restored. Parts such as the main castings are cleaned, polished and then painted by hand as they were originally. The wood cabinet is taken apart, refinished professionally here in our shop. Trim parts such as handles and bolts are either polished or chrome plated. Back doors are cleaned and repainted, locks serviced, new glass cut, new award cards installed. There is no detail that isn’t overlooked. Internally the various mechanisms are given a full tune- up with proper critical part cleaning and lubrication. Depending on the need, we can also take the mechanism 100% apart and media blast every single part as well. Either option will result in the machine being fully tested to ensure it will work correctly just like the day it was made! Once we are finished your slot machine is then re- photographed. We put the entire before & after photo package on a CD-ROM and send that to you. We also include a brief historical report that includes an appraisal value for insurance purposes. No other company provides this kind of world class service both before or after the work is completed. Call us today at 316-371-1828 or email . We are more than happy to provide you with a restoration quote for your machine within minutes!   
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How Do We Transport Your Machine?
Nation’s Attic Exclusive! One of the most common questions we are asked is how do we get your slot machine to our shop in Wichita, KS. After a decade of restoring antique slot machines for customers around the country, we have that detail covered! Unlike other dealers who are not set-up to service the entire US, we ship vintage slots in and out of our shop almost every day. We have a unique system of sending you the shipping container which contains all the packing supplies you will need inside. Once your machine is placed in the container, we then have it picked up by UPS using our account at no charge to you. All our shipments are fully insured and tracked every step of the way. While in transit or in our shop, your machine will be safe!
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