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Punches
Punches
 
Willebrew
Willebrew
 
Automacheckit
Automacheckit
 
T.I.M.
T.I.M.
 
Setright Insert
Insert Setright
 
 
 
Setright Speed
Setright Speed
 
Ultimate
Ultimate
 
Gibson
Gibson
 
Almex
Almex
 
 
 
 
 
 
Contents
Ticket machines by type
Punches   Before machines printed tickets, conductors carried different priced, numbered tickets.
Willebrew   A variation on the punch idea, this machine clips off part of the ticket.
Automacheckit   A machine requiring the conductor to write every ticket.
T.I.M.   TIMs were often used by municipal undertakings.
Setright Insert   The predecessor of the Setright Speed was the insert model, sold from the 1930s to the 1950s.
Setright Speed   The Setright Speed was the standard machine for most state owned companies.
Ultimate   Ultimates were popular with municipals and also used on early London Transport PAYE services.
Gibson   The classic London Transport machine.
Almex   A later arrival, the Almex arrived at the end of the 1960s.
Ticket machines from punches in the early 1900s to the Almex of the 1970s.  
Many different styles were developed to make fare collection faster and more secure.  
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the conductor carried a rack of pre-printed tickets which had to be punched.  
Later machines printed the value and other details on the ticket and kept a record of tickets issued.  
 
The Punches page includes information on opening your punch.
The Setright Speed page has information on loading tickets and opening the machine to clear jams or to rewind the ribbon.
 
 
 
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