interested in selling your antique slot machine?
If so, then
please contact Nations Attic
Who made your
antique slot machine?
Attic is in the business of buying only old antique slot machines. We
have clientele from all over the world that allows us to make you
immediate offers on your vintage slot machines. Condition, maker or the
type of coins it takes makes no difference. We even buy just the parts
for old slots.
Who Were The Largest Makers Of Slot Machines?
Mills Novelty: By far the largest maker of slot machines was Mills Novelty. Mills made slot machines from the late 1800's into the 1960's. Responsible for many innovations, Mills was the sales leader for the first half of the Twentieth Century. After 1910, Mills would put "Coptwrite 1910" on the reel strips into the 1950's. Today this confuses many people, leading them to believe their machine was made in 1910, when it was not.
Jennings: The O.D. Jennings Company got started in the slot machine business in the early 1920's. Developing a number of mechanical innovations in 20's and 30's, Jennings was generally second or third in sales. It was not until after World War 2 that Jennings overtook Mills as the industry leader. During the late 1940's and 1950's Jennings would supply Nevada casinos with their chrome plated lighted slot machines.
Watling: Watling was one of the first large makers of slot machines at the turn of the century. Producing the large upright machines, Watling would go to the smaller three reel version in the teens. In many cases copying off other makers during the teens and twenties, Watling was generally in third or fourth place in sales. During the early 1930's Watling made the Rol-A-Top and Treasury. Only these two models would be made in various configurations until the 1950s when the copy stopped production.
Pace: Pace got started in 1920 after buying out a smaller slot machine maker. Their first slot machines were fairly simply. During the late 1920's and 1930's Pace would make a number of successful models. Generally ranking third or forth in sales, Pace gained market share after WWII. Sales of modern looking machine to Nevada casinos help the company well into the 1960's.
Caille: Caille was one of the original makers of slot machines during the 1880's. They were known for their detailed designs and high quality cabinets. Many smaller companies would try to copy their machines with little success. During the teens Caille would make three reel slots that were very similar in appearance to other makers. Generally the main difference was the effort put into the detail of the cabinets. During the 20's Caille made a number of models that today are very collectible. Into the 1930's Caille designed a number of models that were ahead of their time in regards to design and proved to be unsuccessful. The company stop production of slot machines in the late 1930's.
If you would like more information about the manufacturers of
antique slot machines, please feel free to contact us. We do offer
historical report / appraisals for individual antique slot machines made
from the 1880s to the 1950's.
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