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Bollands Iron Clad wall machines

Postby treefrog » Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:56 pm

Nice looking Bollands machine finished today at SAS auctions fetching over £800, Crossing the Alps. Almost three times estimate, looked a nice original machine with original keys... Don't know much about these, the metal case is the same as the Oracle also on the forum https://pennymachines.co.uk/Forum/vi ... 857&p=8994
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Re: Bollands Crossing the Alps

Postby daveslot » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:00 pm

Yes, very unusual; I had the dubious honour of underbidding it. I thought it went for £900 + 15% and VAT on the comm.

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Re: Bollands Crossing the Alps

Postby arrgee » Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:49 am

Interesting.......... the trigger and adjacent plate and also the coin return are all identical to those used on the BMCo machines, I wonder if there is any significance, could this be BMCo?

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Re: Bollands Crossing the Alps

Postby terry » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:16 am

According to Paul Braithwaites book, BMCo made a machine called Climbing The Alps so this is probably one and the same. The gameplay looks similar to that of The Smithy.

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Re: Bollands Crossing the Alps

Postby coin-op » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:23 am

Here's a picture of another game in the same cabinet.
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Re: Bollands Crossing the Alps

Postby daveslot » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:52 pm

There's one called Rolling Road, but can't find the pic of the one I had.

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Re: Bollands Crossing the Alps

Postby JC » Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:55 pm

And here's another (which I borrowed from the museum) https://pennymachines.co.uk/museum/rolling-road-2/
These were all BMCo games that I assume were acquired by Bolland after BMCo's collapse (Oliver Whales acquiring much of the allwin stock). Over the Falls is another BMCo game similar to Crossing the Alps. The original BMCo machines were in oak cases - I've no idea why Bolland put them in the 'iron clad' fortune teller cases.
The original BMCo Rolling Road wasn't actually called that, nor did it have the painted backflash (as below) - just a plain aluminium back. I've only ever seen one, although I believe at least one other exists. I assume Bolland added the backflash to make it more appealing (I've only ever seen one of these too - I guess they're all pretty rare).
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Re: Bollands Crossing the Alps

Postby pennymachines » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:48 am

More pictures of Bollands iron clad games:
Predicta.jpg
Predicta
CircleOfPleasure.jpg
Circle of Pleasure
RollingRoad.jpg
Rolling Road
CrossingTheAlps.jpg
Crossing the Alps
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Maze
Maze1.jpg
Maze

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Bolland's ''Rolling Road '' Photo needed

Postby oldschool » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:04 am

Topic merged - site admin.

I'm after a photo of the Bolland's ''Rolling Road'' penny wall mounted drop case game.... I believe they were mostly in an ''iron clad'' heavy duty case..... any information would be great..............thanks so much.

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Re: Bolland's ''Rolling Road '' Photo needed

Postby oldschool » Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:14 pm

Wow!!.... I am speechless.... What a fantastic group of people.....Thanks for sending pics and information....... I do own the Rolling Road wall game here in New Zealand.......but was worried that it was not original.........Thank you for all your efforts....Todd........
I will put photos on as soon as I can get my head arround the process.....Thanks again....Todd.


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