Old ticket stamp - Any more info and where to possibly get ink?

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A friend has recently been gifted the below ticket stamp and was wondering if there was any more information about (looks like it might be ex-BR?) but more importantly where they might be able to find ink pads so it can be used again! All info gratefully received:

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A now expired listing on Ebay seems to indicate that 'Mako' ticket stampers used a roll of (red coloured?) ink ribbon which, assuming you had a spare one, was capable of being replaced by removing the two side screws on the side and removing the cover plate(s).

If the original ribbon is still in the machine you've acquired, it might just be possible to replicate your own replacement ribbon with a length of typewriter ribbon. Likely to be a messy job, though!

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A friend has recently been gifted the below ticket stamp and was wondering if there was any more information about (looks like it might be ex-BR?) but more importantly where they might be able to find ink pads so it can be used again! All info gratefully received:
Certainly not BR. This type was only introduced after privatisation. Many of the BR ones were blue Dormy stampers, which continued to be used in the early days of privatisation. Depending on what the stamp shows when it's stamped may determine where it's from, i.e. the ID stamp at the top (usually a couple of letters and a few numbers). e.g. GW001 and it'll be from the early days of Great Western's privatistation days. The first set of Mako stampers from GW also had the headcode letter in the wrong position, e.g. A100. These were corrected for a later batch, before then being generally replaced by Zifa.
 

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