Three different models of Setright Speed were used. The Mark I was the pre-decimal model, but many were converted and survived after decimalisation. The Mark II was a post-decimal variant and the so-called Mark III (extended range Mark II) was the final form. It had a rather fiddly middle dial for the 'tens'.
For one-man-operated services (as they were called in those politically-incorrect times), all depots apart from Carluke (and Airdrie, after its acquisition in 1985) used electrically driven Setright Speed machines.
Mark I (pre-decimal)
These examples show pre-decimal speed tickets, together with a cardboard return ticket issued and cancelled in the slot of a Speed machine.
Mark I (decimal)
Here are a selection of single tickets issued by Mk I Setright Speed machines. The maximum fare on these machines was £1.99 - fine for most purposes, but requiring multiple imprints of weekly tickets.
These tickets are from Mark II machines. They are distinguished by the fatter pence figures. Again, the limit was £1.99.
These tickets were issued on "Mk III" (strictly Mk IIE) Setrights, which had a more practical upper limit of £9.99. They are distinguished by the use of a star (*) instead of zero in the pounds position.
|Not the clearest scan, but this shows the reverse of a standard Setright Speed ticket. The text reads : |
Issued subject to the rules and regulations published in the company's timetables and notices. To be shown on demand. Not transferable.