OTHER 'Uniquely British'
rare original tardis mk 3 police boxes
very rare mk 3 original reclaimed blue police public call box ( tardis ).
beuatiful art deco design sugesting that the kiosk was in use around the 1930's & 1940's.
the mk 3 police box is very much identified by the 3 small metal casement windows located on 3 sides of the box.
there is also a small access panel located next to the door which allowed access to the internal telephone.
the box has a single wooden bench situated on the far side corner as well as a small cupboard situated below telephone compartment.
light globe sitauated on the top of box would have flashed as a signal to officers indicating that they should contact the station.
they would have originally been painted british police force blue as standard standard.
a new hand made timber door with yale lock will be fitted to each police box.
full refurbishment will include the following:-
1) sandblasted both externally and internally.
these british police boxes are now extremely rare with only a few remaining in private collections or outside the police college in hendon.
the reason so few remain is because they were made from pre-cast reinforced concrete and weigh approx 3 3/4 tons.
when they were removed from the street of the uk where they were usually brocken up where they stood and then removed.
approx dimensions *police kiosk**
height: 110" inches
these boxes are very heavy and will need a hyhab vehicle for transportation.
price: £25,000.00 for one box fully refurbished.
what where uk street police call boxes?
police boxes were located in public places for the use of the british police force as well as members of the public who need to contact to police station in an emergency.
police officers also used the boxes to take a break from their beat and have a cup of tea and a snack whilst being contactable.
the "tardis" and the dr who bbc television series.
the bbc science-fiction series "doctor who" features a time machine, the "tardis" disguised as a mackenzie trench style police box. doctor who was originally transmitted from 1963 to 1989; as police boxes were phased out in the 1970s. over time the image of the blue police box became associated as much with "doctor who" as with the police. the series was revived in 2005 and a police box continues to feature prominently in almost every episode.
why were they used? a police box is still being used in the latest 2010 series but of coarse the bbc use lightweight plastic ones which have been renewed and modified over the years.
police box facts.
by 1953 there were 685 police boxes on the streets of london. police boxes played an important role in police work until 1969-1970. they were eventually phased out following the introduction of personal radios. very few police boxes remain in britain today. one police box situated in the leicestershire town of newtown is still in use by local police today.
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