The first Setright ticket machine was patented in 1922, and was know as the Trambus machine (picture in home page),the Setright ticket machine takes it name from its designer `Henry Roy Setright` a Australian engineer who was first involved in the design and manufacture of race track totalisers and came to England to promote his ticket machines etc in the mid 1920s.
After the Trambus machine came the S.M.A (pictures on site),and then the L.R.D insert machine went into mass production, in the late 1940s the well known S.M.B was introduced Setright registers had there factory in east London until the mid 1960s when production was moved to Belfast with the introduction of the S.M.B Mk11 & S.M.B Mk11e both of which did not carry serial numbers,in later years Setright produced coin dispencers,the S.M.D and Keyspeed ticket machines etc ,which are also illustrated on this site.
THE T.I.M TICKET MACHINE WAS FIRST PATENTED IN THE LATE 1920s AND WAS DESIGNED BY FRANK LANGDON (T.I.M) AFTER A REQUEST FROM L.G.O.C DUE TO A SURVEY BY THE M.T.T.P AND RECOMMENDING THAT A FASTER WAY OF REVENUE COLLECTION WAS REQUIRED.THE FIRST MACHINES WERE KNOWN AS "STANDARDS" AND WERE SMALLER AND LIGHTER THAN THE LATER INTRODUCED "MAJORS" .
There were many different variants of the T.I.M ,and many machines were still in P.S.V service until the early/mid 1980s.
Click on below links to see a detailed list/pictures of T.I.M and Setright tickets ,many thanks to David Aspenwall for taking time to compile this excellent list for others to refer too and enjoy.
If you have a genuine issued in service ticket that is not shown in these illustrations then why not send a picture to David Aspenwall.
SETRIGHT SMB/TRAMBUS/SPEED MACHINES www.yorkshireteabags.co.uk/SRUserIntro.htm T.I.M STANDARD/MAJOR MACHINES
ADDED 8th JUNE 09.
Setright ticket machines were not only used by transport undertakings but also found favour with many non transport users,also Setright exported to many parts of the globe, as illustrated in the link below.
Many thanks to K.Edmondson for the use of this file.