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

Postby treefrog » Thu May 10, 2018 12:58 pm

Yes, I bought one mentioned on this thread below, the Jockey Club. All the signs of a Bolands and using a Jennings Victoria as a base.
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby treefrog » Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:28 am

The Brooklands Museum in Surrey has a nice original machine in a display case
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Just finished another one myself which had previously been stripped by the owner.
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby pennymachines » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:17 pm

Who's been a busy bee? Not seen pine sides before.

Here's another wooden single reel Film Stars.
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby watlingman » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:34 am

Ni Neil, you could also look on the ELEPHANT HOUSE WEBSITE archives - they have sold a few, just to give you some idea!

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

Postby coppinpr » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:46 am

With the way Boland "mixed and matched" the ironmongery on their machines it is unusual to find two exactly the same but mine looks identical to the one Mr P. posted above.

On reviewing the post I can see I'm wrong, mine has metal side strips, so, as always, just a little different every time. :lol:
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby pennymachines » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:34 pm

I guess the metal bands were added later to remedy or prevent flaking veneer which tends to occur with these.

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I've not seen this Boland before

Postby coppinpr » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:51 pm

Post moved & merged - Site Admin.

Interesting payouts, running on 3d. What should we call it, "It's a Gift" or "Special Prize"?
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Re: ive not seen this Boland before

Postby brigham » Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:55 pm

Interesting lack of information about the payouts.

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

Postby treefrog » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:01 pm

This was discussed in this thread (Page 10) a year ago when Shpock for £700, now half the price. Now can see inside the cabinet, which I think is a replacement. Also the special badge may have not originally been on this machine as there are two small holes further out for an award like the Black Beauty or similar variants.

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

Postby pennymachines » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:15 pm

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The bandit above was catalogued as Firman's in last Sunday's EH auction. It's the same as the unpainted example on page 5 of this topic. I saw nothing to confirm the Firman attribution. As far as I know only Boland converted American three-reelers to single reel (Hooper Automatics single reelers were built from scratch).
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