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Re: Mills Re-Vamp (Boland)

Postby geordy55 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:16 pm

Thanks for the information Jerry, much appreciated

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

Postby badpenny » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:13 pm

Not Jerry ....... I'm the other one. Slightly older and even more dippy.

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

Postby geordy55 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:13 pm

That’s right Jeremy, Jerry was the one swearing at how much the Allwin door went for ! :lol: :lol:

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

Postby geordy55 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:46 pm

I have to say BP that there were loads of pennies in the machine and I now have a full collection from Victoria to Elizabeth, thank you. It worked with the first penny but now the handle seems to be missing the mech and not doing anything, but I’m sure that’s a simple fix, when I get round to it. Some of these have the dagger handle, is that just a retrofit if I can find one ?
Why did nobody tell me this hobby was addictive. I now have 8 machines and can only work on one at a time.

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

Postby badpenny » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:58 pm

If the handle is missing the mech, I'd suggest (obviously without seeing it) that the mech has bottomed out. Take it out of the case and look at the same side the handle engages. The button the handle connects with may be at the bottom not having completed its travel? If so look above and slightly to the right you will see the spring loaded ratchet which may be only part way through its travel, if that's the case confirm back to me. I don't want to go on endlessly if I've guessed incorrectly.

You can fit any kind of handle you want it'll still be accurate.

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

Postby geordy55 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 pm

BP, I understand what you mean by bottoming out but the mech works fine outside the case. It just appears that in the case the handle ‘misses’ the button on the mech. I’m not worrying about it at the moment as I have other machines I’m working on. Thanks for the info on the handle. Just need to find a dagger handle now.

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

Postby badpenny » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:26 pm

In that case chap, I guess you've had the mech out and not got it fully back in. It needs to click over the lip at the back so it locks in and the two bars come down and lock it there.

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

Postby aristomatic » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:53 pm

Boland Special Prize Token Jackpot on 3d.

Not see this one before.

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

Postby treefrog » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:07 pm

I was trying to workout if this was the Friday evening puzzle, then noticing below on Shpock - I assume you are referring to this nice bright machine........

Yes, unusual front plate, like the fruits on it. Also note there is no award values on award plate.... We cannot see mechanism out, so no idea how the token is paid.... Yours for sumptuous £700.
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby coppinpr » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:27 am

Perhaps it used old Mills mechs from machines like the Extraordinary and had the token mech still fitted from then, although I'm not sure the case shape would work for that. :!?!:


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