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Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Department Collection

Twelve

Edinburgh Clippies

1930s

Twelve Edinburg Clippies with their TIM Ticket Machines at Annandale Street Depot

Clippie = Conductress

Twelve Clippies with their TIM Ticket Machines, standing outside Annandle Street Depot in the 1930s

  Photo from the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Collection reproduced with acknowledgement to Lothian Buses.
Scotsman Publications Ltd (possibly).   Click here for web site details. I believe that this photo may have originally
been taken for one of the newspapers in the Scotsman group, but I cannot be sure of that

 

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    Twelve Clippies with their TIM Ticket Machines, standing outside Annandle Street Depot in the 1930s

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Alan R Hall

Sedgefield, County Durham, England

When I added this photo to the web site, I captioned it:

'Twelve Edinburgh Clippies - 1920s'

Twelve Clippies with their TIM Ticket Machines, standing outside Annandle Street Depot in the 1930s

However, Alan R Hall replied the following day, explaining that the photo must have been taken later.  Thank you to Alan for pointing this out.

Alan wrote:

1930s

TIM Ticket Machines in London

"The TIM machine was being developed, I believe, during the late 1920s but the manufacturers considered their first success to be in 1931 when an intensive test of 100 machines in actual service conditions was carried out on buses and trams by the London General Omnibus Company. The test having proved successful, London General then ordered several hundred machines for widespread use on their system. The TIM machine was then put into production for the general market.

TIM Ticket Machines in Edinburgh

"I know that Edinburgh, after initial trials, took delivery of their first 100 TIMs in 1933 for use initially at Tollcross depot before gradually extending their use throughout the tram network and onto some bus services by 1935.

I would suggest, therefore, that this photograph probably dates from the early 1930s, possibly even from the time of the initial trial.

Sorry I can't be any more specific than that but, with luck, someone out there may recognise their mother in the photo and be able to date it with greater certainty.

Other TIM Ticket Machines

"Digressing slightly, you may be interested to know that, although all Edinburgh's machines were of the commonest 'Standard TIM' variety, the company also offered, from the early days, the 'TIM Major' variety.

This was intended for use by operators of longer routes.  It could issue tickets of up to 4s 11d in value.

Alan R Hall, Sedgefield, County Durham, England:  February 24, 2012

 

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