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Douglas Corporation Gibson Tickets
Tickets printed today from an old Douglas IOM Corporation Gibson machine No 44.
Posted by Thomas Edmondson on June 2, 2010 Slideshow

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3 Comments

Reply Thomas Edmondson
5:37 PM on July 3, 2010 
Thank you both for your comments. I have had this machine probably for over 35 years now and have recently resurrected it from the attic at my mums. I cannot really remember now, but it is probable that it was 'decimalised' by me by simply filing the 'd' off each facet of the print wheel. The ink was totally dried up, but I recently bought some old purple NCR cash register ink tubes on eBay. This is a thick oily ink and is probably a good match to the proper ink for TIMs and Gibsons and any other machines that have an inked roller. There is a slight problem with the machine in that while the stage number prints fine and advances correctly with each turn of the dial, the small window in the handle does not show the correct number as printed. The units counter is fine, but the tens keeps jumping. I intend to have a fiddle with this soon to see if I can correct this. I think the old and foxed ticket roll gives a good effect.
Reply ticketmachines
7:38 AM on July 3, 2010 
A very nice look at the IOM Gibson set up, the ticket print quality is excellent ,it is interesting to see these machines used the same L.T ticket classes.
Reply Horace
5:31 PM on June 13, 2010 
Interesting for two reasons; firstly the machine appears to have been "decimalised" by the removal of the letter "D" on the farewheel. Was this done in Douglas? Secondly My own DCT Gibson lives in the machine box numbered....44!