Tally Counter

2021/007
Tally counters (x2) manufactured by English Numbering Machines
(c.1975)

SKU: 2021/007 Categories: ,

Description

Tally counters (x2) manufactured by English Numbering Machines (c.1975). The mechanical counting mechanism is contained in a steel case. A short chain attached to the tally can be used to secure it to a finger.

Tally counters such as these were widely used to count traffic. These tallies were often purchased with more than one tally counter fixed together to form 2-, 3-, 4-, or 5-gang tallies for use where – for example – different vehicle types were being recorded.

In 1975 almost all tally counters were mechanical. By the time of this donation in 2021, electronic digital tally counters are manufactured along with mechanical models.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2021/007

Item Type

Short Description

Tally counters (x2) manufactured by English Numbering Machines

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c.1975

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

80 x 40 x 25

Donor

Date Donated

October 2021

Materials

Steel

Condition

Good

Display Location

Value

£20