Traffic Counter Recorder

1994/011

Fischer & Porter punch traffic counter recorder

SKU: 1994/011 Categories: ,

Description

Fischer & Porter punch traffic counter recorder: an electro-mechanical counter which coverts input pulses to angular positions on a rotating shaft by means of a stepping motor which are converted to successive positions of memory code disks. There by means of a clock mechanism the punch programming system initiates the punch demand and establishes the various punching and reset operations required for recording stored values on a 16 track data recording tape. It is designed for portable use and is powered by an internal 7.5 volt dry battery.

This counter was purchased (c.1965) by the City Engineer’s Department of Edinburgh Corporation and was used to count traffic at a number of locations in the city and possibly elsewhere in Lothian Region. They were replaced by Stevens counters.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1994/011

Item Type

Short Description

Fischer & Porter traffic counter recorder

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1965

Sub-items

Length of 16-track tape take-off sheets, a length of pneumatic tube and a road bracket

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

6908L1034A1

Marks

"FP2" stencilled in red on lid front. "LRC DEPT. OF HIGHWAYS" in black paint on lid top.

Dimensions (mm)

310 x 350 x 423 (H) (excluding carrying hadle)

Donor

Date Donated

November 1994

Materials

Steel

Condition

Fair

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