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Our latest Inventory

as of October , 25th,2020

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Michigan's Largest Dealer of Vintage Slot Machines
ANTIQUE SLOT MACHINE REPAIR
WE WANT TO BUY YOUR OLD SLOT MACHINES!

~ ANY VINTAGE MECHANICAL SLOTS ~
~SLOT MACHINES FOR SALE~
~ TRADE STIMULATORS ~
 ~ Floor Safes ~

 

       

 If you are looking for a particular machine please ask as machines have been coming in -

however, I have been selling them before I can list them on this website.


         If you are looking for a fair deal to BUY an antique slot machine, you have come to the right place.
We also spend a lot of time 
RESTORING machines for collectors and clients who have a sentimental attachment to an antique slot machine.

 

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for my current inventory.

 

            Do you have an old slot machine you'd like to SELL? If you are serious about selling please e-mail us or call 734.475.9730 with a description of your pre-1950's machine. Since you found our website it means you've done your homework. We are interested in your single slot machine or an entire collection. How can you tell if your machine is pre-1951? Slots made before 1951 did not have lighted or plastic fronts, except for the Jennings Sun Chief models. They were metal and wood, not electronic. Most of the slot machines from the 1890's to 1940's were made by only a few manufacturers: Jennings, Mills, Pace, Watling, Caille and Superior.

                                When you call or e-mail please provide the following information:

  • Manufacturer of your machine?

  • Is it in working condition?

  • What coin does it take? (nickel, dime, etc.)

  • Are there any broken or missing parts?

 

          We make it easy for you to ship your machine to us.

We will send you a shipping drum with all of the packaging, you simply pack it and we'll have it picked up.

It's as simple as that.
 

Restoration is my main business!

Check out a couple of examples below:

1933 Superior Confections Gold Award Vendor
Before restoration
NOT FOR SALE

 

Serial # 838. This was a recent restoration for a client. These are not common machines, in fact they seldom ever show up for sale. When received the mint vendor and gold award were disabled and many parts were missing. There was no awards card or awards card frame.

 


1933 Superior Confections Gold Award Vendor
After restoration
NOT FOR SALE

 

Serial # 838. After fabricating an awards card frame and manipulating the awards card to fit the frame this turned out to be an awesome machine. We had to make parts and linkage that were missing to get the mint vendor and gold award dispenser to operate properly. Everything works just as it should including the alternating twin jackpots.

1936 Watling Rol-A-Top Gold Award Vendor
Before restoration

 

Serial # 70334. Nice original 5 cent machine. This machine was purchased by a fellow who bought it out of an airplane hanger back in 1962 and was stored as it is pictured until I bought it. There were gold award and vendor parts missing at that time. As you can see it had several coats of paint slapped on.

 


 

1936 Watling Rol-A-Top Gold Award Vendor
After restoration

*****SOLD 10/2/2020*****

 

1936 Watling Rol-A-Top Gold Award Vendor
After restoration Serial # 70334. Even nicer after restoration, done in original colors. Back door is a quality replacement, original cash box with lock and key, original vender door locks and key, original tin fortune reel strips. Vendor and gold award parts were acquired and all is working as it should.
Additional pictures on request via email

 

Current Inventory

1938 Jennings Club Special Console

Serial #146993 Very nice 5 cent original survivor from the Consumers Power Club in Jackson, MI. Mechanism completely torn down, cleaned, lubed and tuned. Cabinet refreshed, castings painted. 

Additional pictures upon request.

1937 Mills Horse Head BONUS

 

*****SOLD 9/12/20*****

Serial #419488 Nice original 5 cent machine, mechanism, escalator and jackpot restored. Castings and cabinet refreshed retaining original paint and finish. BONUS machines are a great gimmick machine and fun to play.

 

1931 Watling Ball Gum Jackpot

 

Serial # 55555  Nice restored penny machine, original cash box, back door with replacement lock and key, new strips, awards cards and paint. Great machine!

Additional pictures on request

 1935 Mills Castle Front 

Just in on consignment

Serial # 347403 Nice restored 5 cent machine, polished aluminum castings, refinished oak cabinet, new reel strips and awards card.

 

Additional pictures on request.

1949 Jennings Sun Chief

 

Serial # 185765 on case and tag, # 178888 on mechanism. Very nice 25 cent machine that was ordered from the factory with no lights and amber plastics as indicated by the original inspection tag. Special TIC TAC TOE feature. Original chrome and wood finish with decals, original back door with instruction sheet and cash box. This machine is working and non-restored.


Additional pictures on request.

1933 Jennings Duchess


Nice original 5 cent machine, cleaned, lubed and tuned. Original fortune strips, door, cash box, plays well and dispenses rolled mints. 

 

Additional pictures on request.

1938 Mills Melon Bell

Serial # 436429 Just in on consignment is this great 5 cent machine with bonus melon jackpot. Not many of these turn up. Exterior refinished. Plays great, mechanism lubed and tuned.

 

Additional pictures upon request.

1938 Pace Melon Comet

 

Serial # FDC0063M. Here is a very nice original 5 cent machine that seldom shows up. It has the special hand load Melon jackpot and when you hit the 3 watermelons the operator would unlock the melon pot and give you the contents. Original paint, reel strips, back door with instructions, DUO lock and key, cash box and locking cash box security door and melon jackpot counter. Interior of the machine fully restored.


Additional pictures on request.

1927 Watling Blue Seal

Confections Vendor

 Serial #33112 Here is a scarce machine especially in this great original condition. This machine has original tin reel strips, original paint, Watling back door and lock, original cash box and future pay feature and the mint vendor is complete and working. The mechanism has been serviced, cleaned and lubed. Plus it is a 25 cent machine to boot. Most of these old vendor front models were converted to jackpot machines once the various manufacturers came out with jackpot fronts so this is a true survivor.

Additional photos on request.

1962 SEGA Mad Money Continental

Just in on consignment is this original 10 cent SEGA. All original, very smooth working, jackpot, reserve and mad money payouts work as they should.
 

Additional pictures on request.

NO SHIPPING, pick up only.

1928 Mills EP Operators Bell 

Serial #258782 English Penny machine with older restoration. Plays and pays, original reel strips and awards card.

 

Additional pictures upon request.

1935 Mills Castle Front Skill

 

Serial # 367872 Nice restored 5 cent machine with factory skill stops, new reel strips and awards card, original back door, lock and cash box.

Additional pictures on request

1931 Pace Comet Jackpot Vendor

Just in on consignment

Serial # FF25981 Nice 5 cent machine, castings and cabinet in original non restored condition.

Interior fully restored.

 

Additional pictures on request.

1936 Jennings 4 Star Chief

 

Serial # 142566. This is one of my personal favorite machines. 25 cent play and just a stunning restoration. The upper door is original with original instruction paper and original lock with replacement key, lower door is a quality recast with original ODJ YALE lock and key and original cash box. You'll need to pry this one out of my hands but it is available.


Additional pictures on request.

1947 Mills Jewel HiTop

 

Serial # not available. This is a consignment machine. Nice working machine including jackpot with a novice restoration. It is a player not a contest winner and is what it is.
 

Additional pictures on request.

1936 Gold Award Vendor Front

Rol-A-Top

      *****SOLD 10/2/2020*****

Serial # 70334. Even nicer after restoration, done in original colors. Back door is a quality replacement, original cash box with lock and key, original vender door locks and key, original tin fortune reel strips. Vendor and gold award parts were acquired and all is working as it should.

Additional pictures on request.

1938 Jennings Club Special


Serial #139796. Original 5 cent machine in working non restored condition. All matching numbers, original ODJ YALE lock with 2 matching keys, cash box, original paint, finish, awards card and reel strips. Plays and pays great. This is a variation of the Jennings Silver Chief made in much less numbers.


Additional pictures on request.

1926 Mills Owl Operators Bell

Serial #61509 Nice original 25 cent machine in working non restored condition. Original finish on castings and cabinet. Tin reel strips, cash box, faux wood finished door, awards card, replacement lock and key.

Additional pictures on request.

1931 Mills FOK Jackpot Vendor

Serial #271159 Nice old machine with working jackpot and two column vendor. Original tin fortune reel strips, cash box, back door, Yale lock with replacement key. Plays great, mechanism lubed and tuned.

 

Additional pictures upon request.

1927 Mills Owl Operators Bell

Serial #119976 Very nice all original 5 cent machine including both original Yale Mills locks and keys, back door, cash box, tin reel strips and awards card. Plays and pays as should. Also original Mills shipping crate with two Mills shipping labels. Crate sold separately.

Additional pictures upon request.

RESTORATION & REPAIR SERVICES

 

I get asked all the time if I watch American Pickers, Pawn Stars, American Restorations and the rest of the "reality shows" and of course I do; I actually participated in a local show, Hardcore Pawn, and when doing so I really found out how these shows are "made for TV" and they do make great television and these guys are all now super stars but honestly what I do here at my little shop out in the country is the real deal. I don't have a whole crew of people working here, I am just a hard working guy who loves what I do.
Along with buying and selling machines I offer restoration and repair.
If you have a vintage mechanical machine that is not working I can repair it for you.
If you have a vintage machine that is tired but looks good I can restore it mechanically.
If you have a machine that works good but is simply faded and ugly I can do a cosmetic restoration including wood, polish and paint.
If you have a basket case I can take care of that as well.

Below are a few more examples of my work.

This 1939 Mills Diamond Front was the only thing salvaged from a whole house fire.

This is the before and after of a 1932 Roman Head. 

I restored this nickel, dime, quarter and half dollar set

of Black Cherry machines for one of my clients.

Bill was featured in television's DESTINATION MICHIGAN with Bob Garner on WCMU Public Television with his antique slot machines in 2011. Later the TV crew came back to film a segment on the Waterloo Croquet Club, which aired in June 2012. Bill also appeared with his slot machines on a "Hardcore Pawn" TV episode in 2010. "Around Town with Linda", produced by Chris and Linda Meloche of Chelsea, did a show on Bill and his work as well. Archived DVDs may be borrowed from Chelsea's McKune Library.

Custom stained glass

  Darwin's

 Stained Glass  

CUSTOM stained glass of your best friend (or anything you wish) available now!


Wrigley was my best friend; he came to work with me every day from 2003-2018.

This is a hand painted, kiln fired face of Wrigley built into a 10" x 10" panel.

Below are our new pups, Wynnie and Cubby.

If you'd like to have your pet painted for posterity please email or call 734-475-9730 for details.

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