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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby treefrog » Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:45 pm

I have to admit the white one looks awesome and who would know there was all that metal work under the white paint. I would not have considered this machine at the time. Well done.....interesting it looks to have an early Jennings handle assembly which I have noticed Boland use on occasions, which reminds me I have a Jennings based Boland machine below, which Mr PM called an ugly beast, which may well be true, but I am a odd one when it comes to machine taste and it appealed to me, might inspire me to tart up a bit as looks very sad. Underneath is a Jennings Victoria converted to single reel...
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby special when lit » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:29 pm

coppinpr wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:33 pm
I love these machines, they look so good when revived and you don't feel too bad about changing them from the original.
Just a week ago I added "the Tom Boland collection" page to www.penny-arcade.info, some nice machines to see and more to follow
https://www.penny-arcade.info/the-tom-boland-collection
Just looked at the new page. Here's a couple of pics of my Mills/Boland bandit, if you want to use them.
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby watlingman » Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:00 pm

This needs selling to me tree frog that's so screaming to be loved again! %|% . The metal strips where missing off the white machine but I obtained something from Wickes builders. !!IDEA!!

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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby treefrog » Wed May 06, 2020 11:25 pm

Another odd one to add to the mix a Screen Stars at an auction in California. They describe it as an early Mills prototype :HaHa:

Interesting chopped away side and even a door made to match. With a interesting badge stuck to the top and a Mills QT handle welded to the original blade handle....
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby pennymachines » Thu May 07, 2020 12:03 am

That is an odd one - bit of a QT vibe going on.

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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby treefrog » Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:41 am

Another one not seen before added to list, for sale in the US with a nice football theme. Had similar cabinet and Jennings handle to the single reelers, like the Film Stars at the Peter Wilson sale, even the paint artwork is the same.


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Peter Wilson Film Stars
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There was a point made on the Facebook group that it may not be Bolands due to the coin cup, but most single reelers use these as they're definitely the same camp as the single reeler above. Any views anyone? !PUZZLED!

Anyway, I love the theme and it would be a hit in the U.K.

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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby coppinpr » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:22 am

never seen one before ..then along come two, this one on Ebay in the USA
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby dutchboy » Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:40 pm

This one is for sale in hollandland.
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