1920s bar with
Violano on right

From 1890 thru 1950, Mills Novelty Company was the largest manufacturer in the world of arcade, gambling, slot machines, violin player machines (the Mills Violano), other automatic music playing instruments, early vending machines, industrial compressors, etc. Over the years Mills Novelty Company produced many internal documents, photos, advertising catalogs, and movies, some of which are included for historical purposes on this website.

Mills Novelty Company owns the intellectual property rights to this unique literature, photos, and other advertising produced by the company. We have reproduced some of this information here for the enjoyment and educational use of our visitors to the website.

All rights are reserved including duplication of any kind and storage in electronic or visual retrieval systems. Permission is granted to use a limited number of brief excepts from our information and quotations in printed reviews, provided credit is given to Mills Novelty Company and/or our website www.millsnovelty.com.

Written permission is required for other uses including in magazine articles, books, any use of the illustrations, and any use of any information or illustrations in electronic media or on the internet or other websites. The name Mills Novelty Company, our Owl logo, and various other product names are registered trademarks of the company.