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GIBSON A14 TICKET MACHINE

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GIBSON  A14  TICKET MACHINE
Many LONDON TRANSPORT Gibson ticket machines printed over 5 million tickets in their service life,and a Gibson would have been opened and re inked over 100 times ,They served LONDON TRANSPORT for nearly 40 years,with over 650 components they are a truly superb ticket machine.A credit to LONDON TRANSPORT and the designer GEORGE GIBSON(LONDON TRANSPORT TICKET MACHINE SUPERINTENDENT)Some machines may be fitted with normal screws so there is no drilling process required,but most Gibsons will be fitted with the correct tamper proof shear screws
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9 Comments

Reply Trabant Dave
8:51 AM on February 11, 2014 
craig says...
I have a fully working Gibson A14 ticket machine with original storage box - wondering on the worth as can't seem to find any others for sale?

I'm interested in buying your Gibson, somewhere between 250-300 they go for on ebay
Reply craig
8:51 AM on January 30, 2014 
I have a fully working Gibson A14 ticket machine with original storage box - wondering on the worth as can't seem to find any others for sale?
Reply Archie floyd
1:32 PM on November 2, 2013 
Hi am looking to purchase a good working gibson whith good leather plate&harness if u know of one let me know I will pay top dollar for v/good machine ex midland red conductor looking for more memrobilia thank you
Reply Stephen
8:38 AM on November 2, 2013 
I have a Gibson A14 I've done a bit ov research on it i carnt seem to fighnd out if ther valuable ??
Reply In the know
7:10 PM on June 22, 2013 
Rob,
The hatch is for changing the route number On the print plate,the machine cannot be re inked from here,any attempt will result in a seriousness mess as the ink roller is at the back of the machine,to re ink a LT machine is done as in these instructions,the type of Gibson you are referring to is Gibson section of this site MELBOURNE GIBSON ,the ticket machine mechanics at Effra Rd dismantled the machines as in these instructions to re ink this type of machine.


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Rob says...
below the machine number there is a sliding panel to access the ink roller. remember that these were inked regularly and complete dis-assembly would be impractical. Plus one such panel was featured on the prototypes (numbered 1-50). Many changes were made from the first fifty to the later production model. this was not one. The hatch is even in the same place. Just open the panel and ink there. Although it is interesting to see the internal components.
Reply john collier
1:02 AM on April 14, 2013 
i recently seen q gibson A-14 ticket machine,does any one know the value of this unit
Reply Rob
7:51 PM on December 30, 2012 
below the machine number there is a sliding panel to access the ink roller. remember that these were inked regularly and complete dis-assembly would be impractical. Plus one such panel was featured on the prototypes (numbered 1-50). Many changes were made from the first fifty to the later production model. this was not one. The hatch is even in the same place. Just open the panel and ink there. Although it is interesting to see the internal components.
Reply NICK LANGDON
6:35 PM on June 21, 2012 
they are a truly superb ticket machine.A credit to LONDON TRANSPORT and the designer?.................................I think not!!....................for if they were, then re inking would not be so difficult as this.

I recently bought a TIM ticket machine, and all you do to re ink that is slide the cover back and apply ink to the roller, so why does this design ensure the most basic maintenance is rendered as exquisitely difficult as possible?

The TIM machines were surely a more cost effective unit when in service, due to re inking being a far less complicated procedure.

What utter rubbish the Gibson machines are...................my three years old Niece could design better than that, and as for the prices that they sell for, then all I can say is that there are too many people whose financial means outweigh their mental capacity, convincing me once and for all that the majority of people in this country should not even be allowed out,, let alone given the right to vote!
Reply ian the gek
4:03 AM on April 10, 2012 
a long time ago i use to buy ticket machines from bus ralleys all over the country but now im an getting almost old enought for my bus pass but is good to see the innett carry on with the very good work godbless! ian the gek?.