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This cast aluminum and wooden slot machine was manufactured by Mills Industries, Incorporated, of Chicago, Illinois. The front is painted gray and red and the sides are painted black. A nickel coin slot is located at the upper left with a window below displaying a row of five nickels. In the center are three windows displaying the wheels. Below the windows is a silver metal plate with a key to the winning spins. The coin return opening is at the bottom. Raised decorations of red and green cherries are applied to the front. A metal arm is attached to the right of the machine. The five-cent slot is a "Black Cherry," the first new model introduced by Mills as production resumed after World War II. KBI (Kansas Bureau of Investigation) agents confiscated this slot machine at the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Hall in Belleville, Kansas, in 1972.

Creator: Mills Industries, Incorporated
Date: between 1945 and 1955

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Item Number: 219247
KSHS Identifier: 1998.6.3

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