Red, Blue and........Poiple

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by petach, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. petach

    petach FujiXspot Top Veteran

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  2. pniev

    pniev Guest

    Funny and intriguing: why two with different sizes. Thanks!!
     
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale FujiXspot Veteran

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    Bill
    His and hers?
     
  4. Richard

    Richard FujiXspot Regular

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    The example on the left is from 1924, the one on the right is from 1935. Both were made from cast iron, and both were designed for the GPO by Giles Gilbert Scott (architect of Liverpool Cathedral and Battersea Power Station).

    The later design was smaller to reduce the manufacturing costs and to make it easier to transport, and it's the model you're most likely to see surviving now. Both rather handsome in that picture I think.

    -R
     
  5. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Long distance calls and local calls:happy-084:
     
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  6. Gary

    Gary FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Gary
    Nice Pete.
     
  7. Iansky

    Iansky FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Ian Lloyd-Grahm
    Country call

    Here is one of ours out in a country lane where it is lashed by wind,rain and snow but still makes calls!

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  8. ean10775

    ean10775 FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Eric
    ^I'd love to see the colour version of this.
     
  9. melonbread

    melonbread FujiXspot Regular

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    I just visited London and spent a large amount of time pointing excitedly and phone boxes, double decker buses and post boxes to the chagrin of my Londoner friends. A great, iconic piece of design, and lovely photos :)