Up to the mid 1960's subway fare collection was restricted to the single coin (or token) operated turnstile. About 1965 several major companies with backgrounds in electronics and computer technologies entered the market to develop new types of equipment. In 1909 the Johnson Fare Box Company installed the first patented recording fare boxes. In 1922 the same company developed the automatic fare box which provided visible and audible registration and inspection. The floormounted system came with the inception of the exact fare system. The operation of the vacuum revenue processing system is described, as well as the Keene registering fare box. Details are outlined of the Duncan Faretronic Registering Bus Farebox, Cubic Corporation's automatic system, the Abott Coin Counter, Diamond Manufacturing Inc's far boxes, and Perey Turnstiles. The collection of statistical ridership data on magnetic tape cassettes while issuing tickets and cancelling coupons is also described. The use of tokens is reviewed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bobit Publishing Company

    1155 Waukegen Road
    Glenview, IL  United States  60025
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 14-28
  • Serial:
    • Metropolitan
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Bobit Publishing Company

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 1981 12:00AM