L'électricité est la vie Mills Firefly Arcade Machine Shock



Description du produit

ELECTRICITY IS LIFE SHOCK MACHINE. Genuine Mills Firefly Shock Machine arcade game trade stimulator made by the Mills Novelty Company, Chicago Illinois. The machine is authentic and a fine example of an original shock machine. What is great about this particular machine is that all of the front stenciling to the front of the cabinet, the gold lion’s head coin slot, original red paint and the top signage is all original. Most machines have been repainted with loss of original stenciling and missing the marquee on top. This machine has the original top sign which reads “Electricity Cures Many Ills” with labels “It’s Great Try It” and “Take A Shock”. To operate the shocker, simply deposit a penny coin in the lion’s head slot. Grasp and hold the left handle with one hand and gradually increase the electricity supply using the right handle which operates the perfectly working gauge. Turn the right handle slowly. The interior mechanism appears to be in mint condition. What is so great about this particular specimen is that it retains the original inner workings. Many of these early shockers have heavy damage from battery corrosion. Has the original lock that came with machine. The machine measurements are approximately 13 X 9 X 7 inches.

Mills Novelty shockers were very popular during the 1920’s, and there was belief that electricity even had therapeutic effects (hence the “Electricity is Life” marketing). Per the Catalog of Mills Money Makers about the Mills Firefly Shock Machine: “The Firefly sells a ‘shot’ of electricity for a penny. It operates with an ordinary dry battery which comes with the machine…A great fun maker.”

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