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Mills Brownie

The [Coin-Op] Slot Machine by Mills Novelty Co. [Chicago, IL, USA]

DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Slot Machine

Mills Brownie © 1900 Mills Novelty.


Counter Wheel.
TECHNICAL
PICTURE :
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Mills Brownie machine
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Size : 28.5 x 25 x 11.5 inches.
Weight : approx. 90 pounds.
TRIVIA
'Mills Brownie' featured the Palmer Cox 'Brownies'. They were the best known cartoon characters of the day.

A 'Brownie' is a legendary kind of elf popular in folklore around Scotland and England (especially the north). He is the British counterpart of the Scandinavian 'Tomte', the Russian 'Domovoi' or the German 'Heinzelmannchen'. Customarily they are said to inhabit houses and aid in tasks around the house. However, brownies do not like to be seen and will only work at night, perhaps in exchange for small gifts or food. They usually abandon the house if their gifts are called payments, or if they are offered gifts of clothes.
SOURCES
Collector's Guide to Vintage Coin Machines - Richard M. Bueschel - Page 17
For Amusement Only - Thomas Gustwiller - Taylor Printing - 1995 - Page 13
Loose Change Blue Book for Slot Machines [4th Edition]

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