Sunday, January 10, 2010

In the beginning

A while back I acquired a Mills High Top from a local seller that I found through Craigslist. The machine was not functioning, but appeared to be reasonably complete. The price was right, so I bought the machine and brought it home.

I've worked on several slot machines in the past, but this will be my first complete tear-down and ground-up restoration. I decided that documenting the process would be a good exercise for me and might prove valuable to other collectors contemplating a similar restoration, so I built this blog to serve as my restoration diary.

Hopefully the end result will be an attractive and fully-functioning slot machine.

One caveat, however: I'm in no hurry. I'm going to be tackling this project bit by bit as time permits, and I have no deadlines to meet, so the restoration may take a while.


  1. Thank you for this site/blog. I just acquired my first antique slot machine and am in the process of restoring it. Your blog is extremely helpful. I have a Mills Hi Top jewel 10 cent machine.

  2. Hello, I just wanted to thank you for putting this blog together. I have gotten in much deeper than intended with my Mills 25 cent slot! This blog is a welcome sight.
    Thanks again,