TICKET PUNCHES http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/ TICKET PUNCHES Sunderland Corp crew with Wiliamson ticket punch Sunderland were early users of the Williamson punch and required these single deck trams in 1901 for a route with a low railway bridge. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=60573424 60573424 WILLIAMSON ADVERT http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27209641 27209641 BARKERS TICKET PUNCH This Barker ticket punch is a early example from Portsmouth tramways. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27209658 27209658 A type punch mystery The punch on the right has no serial number or case number ,How would the conductor make up a waybill ?,any ideas on the origins of this punch and why it has no visible serial numbers how would the "confetti counters" know what punch they were tallying up ?. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=41657067 41657067 L..C.C.T /L.T.P.B A TYPE PUNCH introduced 1919 Over 8000 were built at the L.C.C T ticket machine works,Brixton. designed by George Gibson (designer of the later Gibson A14 machine) it is also believed that when Brixton tram depot was converted to a bus garage 100s of these punches were used as hardcore to fill in the tram inspection pits. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27209666 27209666 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27528152 27528152 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=56063536 56063536 LONDON TRANSPORT Bell Punch L.T Bell Punch with transfer / return ticket canceller attachment. Many thanks to KK69521(Member) for kindly correcting the site as to the origins of this type of Bell Punch back plate . http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27209665 27209665 Conductoress London 1940s Bell Punch with attachment back plate http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=58784406 58784406 Note the early type ticket cancellor next to the Punch. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=58784405 58784405 The punch is now opened. These punches were opened every day to count the ticket pieces created by the punch and by the different colour ticket pieces the days ticket sales could be calculated and confirm the conductors waybill. The staff that did this job were known as "Confetti counters" http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27209667 27209667 How to open a Bell Punch. Slide the catch to the left hand side ,this will expose the hole that should be positioned at the top left of the half circle as in picture,if the small hole is not positioned to the top left then slide it around to the top left with a small nail etc this must fit through the hole(a small circular curtain hook is ideal) once in this position push the hook/nail down with your right thumb and at the same time with your left thumb slide the whole front casing to the left hand side using the ridge on the left edge of the front casing as grip. Please Note If your machine hasn't been opened for a long period of time minor lubrication around the half circle /small hole/ side of front casing, is recommended.. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27209663 27209663 Bell Punch inner workings. There is thought to have been seven different variants of the Bell punch and here can be seen two different mechanism set ups. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27528151 27528151 THE REAR OF WILLIAMSON MACHINE Many ticket punches were leased to transport undertakings http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27209657 27209657 WILLIAMSON TICKET PUNCH,introduced 1900 The Centre Punch. The most common of the Williamson ticket punch variants, http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27209642 27209642 Williamson Ticket Punch no 3597 My ticket punch, recently purchased on eBay, in perfect working order. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=39741053 39741053 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=41657633 41657633 Punch overhaul programme mid 1940s Williamson had a punch overhaul programme in the mid 1940s as many centre punches had put in a good 25 years service. If you open the door of your punch you should see the date it was overhauled and who done the work,normally written in pencil you may have to angle your punch to see the date of overhaul. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=27209686 27209686 Williamson 'Side Lever' Punch Williamson 'Side Lever' Punch, sadly not in working order. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=66434047 66434047 Punch & Ticket Punch A clearer picture of this punch, designed for left-handed conductors?! http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=66434048 66434048 Hand held Conductors Cylinder punch. This type of punch needed both hands to operate and was soon preceded by the box type punches (Williamson,Bell punch etc).This punch is very similar to the type used on Glasgow Trams around the turn of the last century ,although this example was used on a Australian Tramway. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=43365946 43365946 W.H Bailey Manchester "Ticket punch". Many Thanks to the previous owner of this punch Kenneth Lea (T.M.W member) for sending in these pictures of this magnificent Bailey ticket punch dating from the turn of the last Century,also Thank you to the present owner of this punch for allowing these pictures to be shown. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=71753847 71753847 W.H Bailey http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=71753849 71753849 W.H Bailey http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=71753850 71753850 W.H Bailey http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=71316133 71316133 Conducting on the back of a bus in the crew operation hey day was a extremely difficult job that required many skills. A conductor could issue up to 700 tickets on there shift,and looking at the different types of ticket values in the rack the job must have got a lot easier with the introduction if the mechanical ticket issuing machines. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81225340 81225340 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81225798 81225798 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81225800 81225800 Aspinall London Ticket punch. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=81225918 81225918 Willebrew universal ticket punch Cuts a piece of the ticket away to show fare value rather than punching a hole.Marketed by Williamson's as a ticket punch. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=96806617 96806617 Willebrew ticket. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=96814190 96814190 1940s Wigan. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=97720607 97720607 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=98283968 98283968 Aberdeen Corporation 1926. The Conductor in this picture is using a Barkers ticket punch. Aberdeen also used the Williamson centre punch along side these Barkers. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=106822963 106822963 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=132451220 132451220 Bell punch & printing Co Lim London Not sure where this punch was used, No K3424 with 5 reels from A to T. This may have had a cylinder underneath to collect the punched ticket, if this is so any info on where i may get one and any other information about this or any of my collection would be wellcome ( Prez's Collection) http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=132576358 132576358 Dave's early Bell Punch. A superb example of a very early Bell Punch from around 1890's http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=143012057 143012057 Dave's early Bell Punch. Note the different lever position etc compared to the previouse picture. What does the "B" prefix indicate ?. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=143012058 143012058 Bell punch Number 83682 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145907468 145907468 Williamson side punch 2003 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145907469 145907469 Ticket punch The Ticket punch & Register Co Ltd London 9384. with small hatch to cover counter window http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145907470 145907470 williamson ticket printer 13136 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145907471 145907471 Barkers punch number 10502 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145907472 145907472 MONEY METERS INC. fare counter This quite heavy fare counter is used by pulling the trigger and then pushing a coin / token through the spring loaded slot on top. Coin / token falls through with a loud ding and counter moves up one.Made by Money meters inc, Providence Rhode Island USA. The token says United traction company systems / Good for one fare. Not sure these belong together. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145907473 145907473 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145907474 145907474 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=145907475 145907475 Williamson Ticket Punch 3481 I've just acquired this. It looks a little worn compared to others I have seen here. If this was manufactured around 1910 and the date inside is 1949 does that mean it's been in use for at least 40 years? It would certainly explain the worn lettering on the case :) http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=156436357 156436357 Williamson Ticket Punch 3481 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=156438158 156438158 Williamson Ticket Punch 3481 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=156438159 156438159 Williamson Ticket Punch 3481 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=156438160 156438160 Williamson Ticket Punch 3481 Inside View http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=156454428 156454428 Williamson Ticket Punch 3481 Interlock It fascinated me how the punch could detect a ticket being inserted and and also stop you from punching twice in the same hole. You can see here that the cutting part is hollow and has a brass pin through it. When this pin comes into contact with the ticket surface as you press down on the lever, it gets pushed back up the hole and presses against a lever on the left which in turn raises a locking pin (hidden from view) that allows the punch mechanism to move. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=156454429 156454429 Barkers Ticket Punch Patent I found this on a website and thought it would be of interest here. ---------------------------------- Ticket punches. BARKER, J. P., 24, St. Vincent Road, Wallasey, Cheshire. March 7, 1931, No. 7119. [Class 106 (iii).] A ticket punch particularly of the type described in Specification 152,390, [Class 106 (iii), Fares &c.], has fitted within the main casing a detachable single sectional part W machined or made in the form of a die-casting, according to the Provisional Specification, and carrying the counter Q, usually of the Veeda type, the star wheel R, hammer detent T, and bell S. The counter Q fits in guides w<1> formed on the arm w<2> and the star wheel R is rotatably mounted on a spindle r<1> separate from the counter and carried in a bearing w<3> integral with the section W. The inside face of the star wheel R has a polygonal recess with which engages a correspondingly shaped part q2 formed at the end of the spindle q<1> of the counter so that the counter bearings are relieved of transverse stresses. As the counter Q is slidably connected to the member W it can be removed and replaced by a duplicate counter without interfering with the separately journalled star wheel and aligning relationship to the other parts. The part W is provided with an arm w<4> which carries the bell S and is so shaped as to form a partition member w<5> which separates the punchings chamber a<1> from the mechanism. The face w<6> forms the inside guide for the actuating bar M thus ensuring alignment between the parts carried by the part W and the parts carried by the bar and main casing A. The punch P is hollow and contains a feeling device p<1> which, with the detent lever m<2> pivoted to the bar M and engaging with the abutment a4, prevents the working stroke of the bar M to be made unless a ticket is inserted in the slot F. The star wheel R is actuated by a spring-controlled pawl m<5> pivoted on the bar M, and punching without registering is prevented by a tooth of the partially rotated star wheel engaging a spring portion t<1> of the hammer detent T and moving it away from the bell S so that the end t<3> of the hammer T engages an abutment m7 on the bar M and prevents its return movement until on the complete actuation of the counter the part t<1> is released, the bell rung and the end t<3> drawn clear of the abutment m<7>. When the bar M is in the inoperative position the end t<3> of the hammer T is housed in a recess m<9> formed in the bar M thus preventing the hammer swinging and ringing the bell as a result of the movement of mechanism as a whole. The apparatus has incorporated with it an auxiliary punch in the thumb-piece G as described in Specification 374,868 and also sealed locking means to the punchings chamber a<1> and other interior parts as described in Specification 374,887. http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=158099529 158099529 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=177970159 177970159 Gateshead http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=177970160 177970160 2 very different willebrew punches Numbers 11683 and 241 http://www.ticketmachinewebsite.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=179507858 179507858