Bus Museum - Ticket Machines - Bell Punch Ultimate
Ticket Machines
Insert Setright
Setright Speed
Bus Museum
Ticket Machines
Ticket Boxes
Change Givers
PSV Badges
Hants/Wilts & Dorset
After Hants & Dorset
King Alfred
Gosport & Fareham
Southern Vectis
London Transport
Bus Books
Odds & Ends
Merseyside PTE, number 228.
The larger, six roll version can issue twelve different ticket values. It is like the ones we used on Southampton City Transport crew operated buses. This machine comes from the Merseyside Passenger Transport Executive and allows twelve values to be issued.
London Transport, number U232.
The other six roll machine was in service with London Transport on driver only single deck routes.
Leeds Metro, not numbered.
A five roll Ultimate machine from Yorkshire. This machine can issue ten different ticket values.
Not a bus ticket machine but one adapted for car parks. Instead of fare stages, this one has a complex row of bands to manually select the date, month and starting hour. The control on the end is then turned every fifteen minutes to add 00, 15, 30 or 45 to the time. On turning from 45 to 00 the hour is advanced.
The tickets are all issued as doubles but the registers only advance one number. The end reel does not issue tickets but pressing the lever advances the register. The ticket displayed here is 80 pence and is stamped 08 (date) I (roman numeral for January) and 09 00 to show it was issued between 9am and 9.15am.
2p ticket from stage 01
13p ticket from stage 08
26p ticket denoted by fare stage on top ticket only
This 80 pence ticket is stamped 08 (date) I (roman numeral for January) and 09 00 to show it was issued between 9am and 9.15am.
These are my Ultimate ticket machines, like the ones conductors used when I worked on Southampton City Transport. The machines take pre-printed rolls of tickets, each with a different value. Usually the rolls were different colours to make them easily distinguishable.
Double tickets can be issued by holding in the small button as the lever is pressed to push out the ticket. This increases the range of prices available. A double ticket is distinguished from two single tickets by having the fare stage printed on the top ticket only. (Some machines may have this facility disabled). The fare stage is set using the knob on the side of the machine. This can be pulled out or pushed in to select one of the three positions to print the fare stage on the ticket. In the examples here they are single, child and return. Ticket records are taken from the numbers on the tickets rather than from the machine counters. These counters may be blanked off. Sometimes the end counter is used to count the total tickets issued.
To preserve the ink ribbon, remove it when not in use and seal in a plastic bag or container.
Top of the Page