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Mills Novelty Company [Mills Industries, Incorporated]locked


Manufacturer of coin-operated machines, including automatic musical instruments. Mortimer Birdsul Mills founded the Chicago company about 1889; his descendants continued the business, which held numerous patents for slot machines beginning with Mortimer Mills’s patent no.450,336 (14 April 1891) for a coin-actuated vending apparatus. From ...

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