Bolland Auto Stereoscope

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Rory you need some vintage bunting
To make the room look complete :tut
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pennymachines wrote:Gameswat, I'm shocked. That wallpapering is simply not up to the standards I've come to expect from you.
Didn't realise it was that bad PM......... :!?!: :o This better??
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HAhaha.
pennymachines wrote:Gameswat, I'm shocked. That wallpapering is simply not up to the standards I've come to expect from you.
PM, you see the plan was to have pulled this house down a long time ago so didn't bother with some of the complex reno like wallpaper etc. But after 9 years I'd had enough so one day snapped and started ripping that paper down. One thing led to another and I spent the next 5 weeks fully gutting and modernising the whole damn kitchen and dining!! So that's an old pic of machines from about 5 years ago and many machines have been and gone since then. Changes all the time.
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pennymachines wrote:
Fantastic job with the Stereoscope though. You didn't happen to keep your measurements for the stand did you? I'm not the only collector in the UK who's talked about getting one made...
PM, I sent the plans to Coin-op many years ago as he was hoping to make the stand himself, but as of last year when visiting that hadn't happened yet! I can only find a couple of card templates the front and side arches and fitting the trims. He must have the rest so you'll need to ask him to borrow or copy them. It's a tricky job because of those four splayed legs.
What did you use for the little Deco star-bursts? These pressings always seem to be damaged.
I had those cast in solid brass at my foundry. Just fill the back of the pressing with plaster.
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Gameswat wrote:
I sent the plans to Coin-op many years ago as he was hoping to make the stand himself, but as of last year when visiting that hadn't happened yet!
All I can say is that it's closer to the top of the project pile AND I can still lay my hands on the plans..which must count as a bit of an achievement in itself. At least I got the machine sorted.
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Moved & merged - Site Admin.

On Sky TV, Pawn Stars UK, on Monday... Is this worth £1000??
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I think that was quite bold, given they're not specialists in coin-op, they need to sell for a profit and the machine is incomplete and possibly re-cased. Still, they are rare. The much nicer US ebay one which opened this thread made $860. It would have done better in the UK, I'm sure.
Gameswat wrote:Didn't realise it was that bad PM......... :!?!: :o This better??
Much. It has that authentic shabby '30s arcade feel.
Gameswat wrote:I had those cast in solid brass at my foundry. Just fill the back of the pressing with plaster.
There could be a market for them. I've yet to find one of these pressings which doesn't have broken tips.
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Re: Bolland Auto Stereoscope

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For the record - this one finished on ebay, October 13th at £989.69.
Looked like a good example (although missing most of the aforementioned pressings).
It took me years to find one of these. Weird how three can turn up within three months.
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There's an earlier model in what I think is a less interesting case. I've only seen one that sold on Aust eBay years ago and went back to the UK. Don't have any pics of it though.
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It's back again, the original one that started this thread: http://www.ebay.com/itm/111598460413?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

It's been so long, I cannot remember whether or not it sold the first time around but it is the same machine.

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