Mills Double Upright Slot Machine
Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine Mills Double Upright Slot Machine
Mills Double Upright Slot Machine

Mills Double Upright Slot Machine

  • Mills Novelty Company constructed this exceptionally rare double upright slot machine
  • It brings together the Dewey and the Chicago, the most iconic models ever made by the company
  • Portraits of Admiral Dewey, Chicago's "I Will" woman, and Mozart all adorn the musical machine
  • Today, these impressive and complex machines are highly sought after by collectors
Request More Info Add to bag
To order by phone or get more info call us at 1-888-711-8084
Item No. 30-7028
$168,500
description
specifications
description
This extraordinarily rare double upright slot machine was built by the leader of the slot machine movement in Chicago and around the world, the Mills Novelty Company. Manufactured during the golden age of the slot machine in the early 20th century, this exceptional example features the Mills Dewey standing alongside its sister machine, the Mills Chicago. Together, they were the company's top-of-the-line slot machines, introduced to compete with the popular Puck model by Caille.

The Mills Dewey to the left features a portrait of its namesake, the American war hero Admiral George Dewey, while the Mills Chicago features the iconic symbol of the city, a goddess with a crown of a phoenix rising from the flames. Known as the "I Will" woman, she was adopted as an emblem of the city after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Cast iron reliefs of Admiral Dewey, the "I Will" woman and composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart also adorn the lower portion of the piece, which plays music with each win.

Both are nickel machines and both are six-way models, meaning they allow players to bet on six different colors and pay out rewards ranging from 10¢ to an impressive two dollars. If one places a nickel in all six colored slots, they are sure to be a winner.

Today, these grand machines are highly sought after by collectors. Seldom are examples such as this found in such remarkable working condition. The majority of early gaming machines, including these grand slots, were destroyed during Prohibition, making this Double Dewey and Chicago even rarer - in fact, fewer than 30 are known to still exist today.

Circa 1900

69" high x 53 1/4" wide x 17 1/2" deep
specifications
Maker: Mills
Period: 20th Century
Origin:America
Type:Slot Machines
Width:53 1/4 Inches
Height:69 Inches
Related Items
Back to Top back to top