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

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

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Little Duke or Duchess.
The overhung mech was easy to convert to single reel.
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I don't know if you're talking about a different "little Duke" than the one I know. On the well known Jennings Little Duke the reels spin the wrong way to work in this machine. !PUZZLED!
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So that Boland single-reeler spins from bottom to top?
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I don't know if you're talking about a different "Little Duke".......
Have to admit, when I saw Brigham's post I wondered how a Little Duke would work as a Boland single-reeler (or indeed a three-reeler) !PUZZLED!
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

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The Duke/Duchess mechanism is concentrated at the right-hand end of the reel/disc spindle, leaving the reels/discs virtually outside the frames. This allows the enthusiastic re-vamper plenty of room to incorporate such gear as 30-stop bicycle sprockets, &c..
All the Duke/Duchess models I've seen, including my own, turn in the same direction as the familiar Mills machines, eg. clockwise when viewed from the 'non-handle' end. I've yet to see a single-reel conversion that runs the 'other' way, although there's no reason why such a thing couldn't be built.
It has long been my intent to build a single-reeler, based on the idea, but not the style, of Boland or Hooper. I need a theme. What are there thirty of, apart from film stars and racehorses?
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This is a standard Boland single reel mech.
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Brooklands machine on Facebook

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In case anyone is interested, I noticed this on Facebook earlier:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 7224496338

It is not for me...
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Certainly got a price ticket attached for a seriously rough machine. Mechanism is rusted solid and cabinet falling apart. I guess they are hoping someone does not notice.

Thanks for sharing, but cash is king at the moment, especially when in your pocket. :lol:
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They’re struggling to take a photo that’s in focus!
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I have often seen out of focus pics of machines geordy55 and think that in a lot of cases this is intentional so it makes it difficult to actually see what the real condition is like
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