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Ticket machine, one of 112

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In 1947, West Hartlepool Transport introduced TIM, the ticket issuing machine, and after a successful trial further machines were purchased in 1951 and these were familiar with anyone travelling on West Hartlepool buses until 1961. The conductor would 'dial' a price depending on the journey, turn the handle and a paper ticket would come from the machine. The ticket indicated which stage the customer joined the bus, the price paid and the date.

This replaced the system whereby the conductor would carry a supply of different tickets and a punch. 

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service


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