BT Red refurbished  phone box £2250  +del @x2 connect
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BT Red refurbished phone box £2250 +del @x2 connect

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Found 16th Jun 2013
Want your chance to own a piece of history, remember queueing for the phone, you still can.
DING DONG ...........
These are + vat and del however these are cheapest and everyone wants one?.
Get yours while you can only 40,000 left.

The History of The Telephone Kiosk

In 1921, the first standard kiosk appeared, the K1. Two years later, the GPO held a competition to design a new kiosk. In 1926 the chosen design appeared, Giles Gilbert Scott's K2. The K2 was too big and too expensive for mass production so the K1 Mk 236 was introduced. The GPO still wanted a new design and asked Sir Giles to produce another design, in 1929 the K3 appeared, a smaller, concrete version of the K2. Introduced in 1927, the K4 was intended to be a 24-hour post office with a stamp machine and letterbox added to the back. It was nicknamed the Vermillion Giant and was a fantastic failure with only 50 produced. In 1934, a K5 was produced, made of plywood as a temporary kiosk for use at exhibitions and fairs etc. With problems occurring with the K3, a new cast iron box was needed and in 1936 the K6 appeared for the first time on the streets. The kiosk was perfect, it had all the good points of the K1 and K3 mixed with the solidness of the K2 and most importantly, the small size and elegance the Post Office were looking for. The K6 was widely used to replace K1's and K3's. In the 1960's the Post Office were considering a new design. Neville Conder's design for a K7 was chosen. It was made in aluminium and was tested in 1962. The K7 was not adopted as a new design and only five were made. In 1965, another competition was held to design a new kiosk, the K8. Bruce Martin was the winning architect and his design appeared in 1968. It was a very new design to the previous ones. The main differences were that the glazing bars had gone to be replaced with just one big window on each side of the kiosk and the domed roof was replaced with a much flatter design. Nearly 4,000 K8s would appear, some of which replaced K6s. Vandalism was always a problem with telephone boxes and during the 1970's British Telecom made another modification to the K6, many kiosks had their glazing bars ripped out and had a single piece of glass put in like the K8.

For more information about Adopt a Kiosk, including a kiosk checker and application forms, visit the BT Payphones web site at: payphones.bt.com. For examples of adopted kiosks see: youtube.com/wat…m3k and youtube.com/wat…N1s. In 2009, BT ran a competition to find the most innovative use of a red kiosk with a £5,000 prize for the winner, see: btplc.com/New…cfm? ArticleID=79551B96-86FB-4431-87B1-B3E0207BD1D7. When BT wants to remove a phone box it follows rules set by Ofcom. For more information see:stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/bin…pdf BT has a duty, known as the Universal Service Obligation (USO), to provide a reasonable number of working phone boxes where they are most needed. For more information visit: ofcom.org.uk/con…ent.

K6 In 1935 the K6 Red Phone Box (kiosk number six) was designed to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. K6 was the first red phone box to be used extensively outside of London, and many thousands were deployed in virtually every town and city, replacing most of the existing kiosks and establishing thousands of new sites. It has become a British icon, although it was not universally loved at the start. The red colour caused particular local difficulties and there were many requests for less visible colours. The red that is now much loved was then anything but, and the Post Office was forced into allowing a less strident grey with red glazing bars scheme for areas of natural and architectural beauty. Ironically, some of these areas that have preserved their telephone boxes have now painted them red. Number of red telephone boxes The K6 was the most prolific kiosk in the UK and its growth, from 1935, can be seen from the BT archives:

1925 - 1,000 (K1 Only) 1930 - 8,000 (K2 & K3 Red Phone Boxes added) 1935 - 19,000 (K6 Red Phone Box introduced) 1940 - 35,000 1950 - 44,000 1960 - 65,000 1970 - 70,000 (K8 Red Phone Box introduced in 1968) 1980 - 73,000

The Crown Emblem

- The Tudor Crown - 1935 to 1952

- The St Edward's Crown - 1952 to date.

In 1952 the new Queen, Elizabeth II, decided to depart from the practice of using the purely symbolic 'Tudor Crown' as the symbol of her government, and instead use a representation of the actual crown generally used for British coronations, the St Edward's Crown. This new symbol therefore began to appear on the fascias of K6 Red Phone Boxes. In Scotland, the Post Office opted to use a representation of the actual Crown of Scotland, in line with the new practice for other parts of the Government. Prior to these changes, the Tudor Crown had been used in all parts of the United Kingdom, and the British Empire. To accommodate the two different Crowns on the K6 Red Phone Box, the fascia sections were henceforth cast with a slot in them, into which a plate bearing the appropriate crown was inserted before the roof section was fitted. (This change happened in 1955 and is a very useful way of dating K6 Red Phone boxes manufactured thereafter.)

150 Comments

Banned

Nice deal

plus delivery and VAT 20%

like it, hot

Does it come with the odour of urine and smashed glass and receiver?

ThunderBolt

Does it come with the odour of urine and smashed glass and receiver?



You forgot to mention the calling calls....

only 39,999 left, just bought one.

Banned

I suppose if you have more money than sense you could connect it to your home phone line and use it as a home phone.

Congratulations on the most useless post ever.

Not an Iphone - cold.

lol - Better than an iphone - Hot !

VDisillusioned

Not an Iphone - cold.

Always wanted one in my living room

Like it, nice to see something different on the site. Heat added

As the red box is iconic throughout the world, I could see interest from buyers outside the UK. May also be a speculative antique investment for the future.

i love th k6 much better then the k7 they have a row of k6 in kingston like then have a been nocked over.
we dont see manny now they should bring them back

if it was a police call box I'd well go for it

Standard price for a K6. I'd be interested if it was a K2

750kg? Wow!

Would be great for an English Pub in Hong Kong, etc...

Did you know they sere sold off at £200 Each

Someone made a decent fish tank of one once !!

]Does it come with the odour of urine and smashed glass and receiver?

Probably not, but I bet these do.....

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sweep_puppy

I suppose if you have more money than sense you could connect it to your … I suppose if you have more money than sense you could connect it to your home phone line and use it as a home phone.



a what?

Not many if them were cordless. Mostly receiver or glass less. I don't want this to sound like a homeaphonic post though I do like the idea of converting them into showers better.

Love your new mobile mate!

http://www.artlet-blog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/banksy-telephone-booth-1.jpg




Edited by: "Bushy" 16th Jun 2013

I'd love one of these. I WOULDN'T pay that, though it's great to see they are still be being upkept (is there such a word ?) and refurbished. Hot from me. No public phone before or since has had the world wide appeal of these. The essence of Britishness

PhilK

it's great to see they are still be being upkept (is there such a word ?)



Are you trying to say maintained? Because that's a word.

One of these was the youth centre in the village I grew up in...

drummerdickens

Are you trying to say maintained? Because that's a word.


I was being a little facetious. I do think "upkept" is a word tho' (past tense of upkeep) but "maintain" is probably better !

jamgin

One of these was the youth centre in the village I grew up in...



Which I assume was Roston Vasey

I'd have one if I thought it was any good and had the cash.

mrrog

I'd have one if I thought it was any good and had the cash.



How would you define any good?

angst

Which I assume was Roston Vasey



I know Chubby Brown is a big fella but to compare him to the size of a village is a bit much.

Sid Harper

Not many if them were cordless. Mostly receiver or glass less. I don't … Not many if them were cordless. Mostly receiver or glass less. I don't want this to sound like a homeaphonic post though I do like the idea of converting them into showers better.



great idea turning them into a shower!

What about a drinks cabinet ?

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....or a sofa.....

http://media-cache-ec4.pinimg.com/736x/17/8b/b8/178bb85c4adc77ede8cef48210ad3e5d.jpg

....or a shower !

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Heat for the history lesson. I done learned something today!

How's about entering the British Bobsleigh team in the next Winter Olympics in one ?
Or .....
Donating the rest of them so the Jamaican's can have a team again
http://40acresandacubicle.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/000009510.jpg

angst

How would you define any good?



It's more a feeling than a definition

I see his reaching a 1000 degrees+ (232 currently)

They are selling these off to villages for a £1, so this seems very expensive
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