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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:22 pm 
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I know this site is primarily for working taxi drivers, so please forgive this intrusion. I'm wondering if anyone with a long memory can recall the Bell Punch Farometer dash-mounted mechanical meter? I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything at all about it?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:28 pm 
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I know this site is primarily for working taxi drivers, so please forgive this intrusion. I'm wondering if anyone with a long memory can recall the Bell Punch Farometer dash-mounted mechanical meter? I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything at all about it?

Just had to google it to remind me what they were.

I suspect they might still be used on some of the vintage (not licensed) vehicles, but in my 30 years in the trade I've only ever seen digital meters.

That said I've seen some similar meters being used in Kolkata as recently as 4 years ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:29 pm 
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Better asking any Blackpool drivers! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:31 pm 
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Better asking any Blackpool drivers! :D

Far too modern for Blackpool. :D

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 3:09 am 
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R185SLH wrote:
I know this site is primarily for working taxi drivers, so please forgive this intrusion. I'm wondering if anyone with a long memory can recall the Bell Punch Farometer dash-mounted mechanical meter? I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything at all about it?

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Bell-Punch-M ... SwuxJf6xcy

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:16 am 
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Pitts taximeters in Nottingham have quite a collection of old mechanical meters. Maybe they would have some information.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:12 pm 
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R185SLH wrote:
I know this site is primarily for working taxi drivers, so please forgive this intrusion. I'm wondering if anyone with a long memory can recall the Bell Punch Farometer dash-mounted mechanical meter? I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything at all about it?

In what way??

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:43 pm 
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I know this site is primarily for working taxi drivers, so please forgive this intrusion. I'm wondering if anyone with a long memory can recall the Bell Punch Farometer dash-mounted mechanical meter? I'm wondering if anyone can tell me anything at all about it?



Yes, it was my very first meter in an old Austin Ambassador.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:51 am 
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Pitts taximeters in Nottingham have quite a collection of old mechanical meters. Maybe they would have some information.



Sadly Peter has passed away, though Pitts are still working

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:13 pm 
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grandad wrote:
Pitts taximeters in Nottingham have quite a collection of old mechanical meters. Maybe they would have some information.



Sadly Peter has passed away, though Pitts are still working

Yes, I had heard. His son was already running the business before Peter died.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:50 am 
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wannabeeahack wrote:
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Pitts taximeters in Nottingham have quite a collection of old mechanical meters. Maybe they would have some information.



Sadly Peter has passed away, though Pitts are still working

Yes, I had heard. His son was already running the business before Peter died.


wonder how the dog is

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grandad wrote:
wannabeeahack wrote:
grandad wrote:
Pitts taximeters in Nottingham have quite a collection of old mechanical meters. Maybe they would have some information.



Sadly Peter has passed away, though Pitts are still working

Yes, I had heard. His son was already running the business before Peter died.


wonder how the dog is


It'll be on the counter waiting to be fussed.


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