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

Postby coppinpr » Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:27 pm

Here is an interesting one - Screen Snapshots:
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Article written by Tom Boland in 1948

Postby coppinpr » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:27 pm

Topic merged - Site Admin.

While researching for a new page for the www.penny-arcade.info site about Tom Boland I caught a passing remark about him writing an article for Billboard Magazine , It took some searching out ,and perhaps its been on this site before but I thought id put it in case not, problem is I can't get it to come out clearly so I'm hoping Mr P will do his magic and copy it correctly. It's on pages 96 and 116 of the 7th august 1948 issue. It doesn't say a lot but it's interesting that he wrote this for the USA mag. Interestingly it came out the same week Jack Keeney died, the obituary is on the same page.
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Re: Article written by Tom Boland in 1948

Postby pennymachines » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:21 pm

Here it is.
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Re: Article written by Tom Boland in 1948

Postby coppinpr » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:24 pm

thank you Mr P. !WORSHIPFULL!

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

Postby 53chevy » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:10 am

All the old Perspex was removed from the red/yellow machine to find a case in multiple pieces, mech was good so rechromed, repainted and lightly oiled the mech and put back together
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby pennymachines » Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:33 pm

These bandits look quite stunning all tarted up. The base of yours appears to be chromed, unlike the wooden base pictured, top of page?
Bolands were more or less ignored when I started collecting, because they were regarded as mutilated Mills bandits. The tide seems to have turned.
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby gameswat » Sun Dec 15, 2019 4:15 pm

pennymachines wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:33 pm
The base of yours appears to be chromed, unlike the wooden base pictured, top of page?
Optical illusion PM, just painted shiny black.

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

Postby pennymachines » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:23 pm

Aha! !!HYPNO!!

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

Postby watlingman » Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:40 pm

Here's two I have just finished! While we are on the subject! Love these things.
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Re: Boland Black Beauty, Screen Stars, Brooklands, White City...

Postby coppinpr » 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


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