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Big Race Mills Novelty Horse Pinball 1939 Rare Barn Find Needs Restoration 5cent

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Big Race Mills Novelty Horse Pinball 1939 Rare Barn Find Needs Restoration 5cent
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I have a lot more photos but am limited to 4 with the Webstore format. Contact me directly and I can email them to you if you're interested.

I do understand the restoration economics where the money spent usually matches the value of the restored unit. Even though I prefer to see this restored; my economics has to be based on maximizing my return. I have been on Ebay since its inception and my assumptions on what I could realize by parting this out as decorative or useable parts:

  • Back Glass; $200+: honestly I would start out by trying for at least double that as it should have appeal to a multitude of collectors. The Art Deco elements with unique graphics on glass that could easily be backlit; should appeal to Pinball & Slot Machine Collectors, Horse Racing, Gambling. A man cave feature for anyone's bar back.
  • Play Field; $100: It is filthy but the graphics appear complete or at least complete enough to recreate or over paint to restore. Another 1 off item that should appeal to the same group of collectors
  • 7 Slot Coin Front; $100: High design Art Deco casting; unique and a 1 off in the Mills Novelty genre
  • 2 Locks & Keys from front panel; $100
  • Wood Trim off cabinet; $50
  • Misc control boxes; $50 each
  • Original Manual; $25
  • MD metal slot tag; $50
  • Having researched for nearly a month now and have not found any other examples on the net. Would be a beautiful machine restored and have to imagine that a collector would promote theirs on the web if there were any out there. From minimal information gleaned, evidently it was a unique machine that wouldn't have suited very many establishments due to its size.

    Rare in having a 7 nickel coin slot that somehow communicated to the game that there were 1-7 players. Don't know if it would work with only one player or not.

    I have an 8 page original instruction booklet describing how to set up and service Big Mills Race Table. It has two photos with parts identified on the internal panels. Probably not detailed enough for a restoration but gives and idea of what did what inside.

    I also have 2 keys for locking the front panel.

    This is a true barn find as you tell from the photos. It has some great Art Deco metal castings and a great colorful graphic head that is in good physical condition. I listed with a high price and will consider offers based both on price and pickup arrangements.

    Would hate to part this out and sell only as decorative pieces so hopefully there is someone with the vision and skills to restore this rarity.

    Machine is not shippable and any trucking arrangements need to be made and paid for by the buyer.

    Contact me for payment methods to pay on pickup.

    Due to laws regulating the sale of antique slot machines, I, as the seller, will not sell to members in the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nebraska, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Bids from members residing in any of these states will be canceled. Buy It Now transactions with buyers residing in these states will be considered void.

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