I can also remember a ticket machine, this too was in pillar box red and I have attached a couple of photos of this and guess what - it is also by the British Automatic Company Ltd. As will be seen it is labelled G.W.R. PLATFORM TICKETS 1D
There is an enamelled label on the front printed with the words
PATENT No 2131 of 1910
MANUFACTURED AND SUPPLIED BY:-
THE BRITISH AUTOMATIC COMPANY LIMITED
So if we believe the label, the company were manufacturing these machines presumably from early 1910s to ?
Can anyone shed any further light on these machines.