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Re: 2x K6 phone boxes (and a postbox)
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2020, 12:05:18 PM »
And yet another one.

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Re: 2x K6 phone boxes (and a postbox)
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2020, 01:37:12 PM »
And yet another one...

That is a K2. Quite a beast of a kiosk. I remember as a kid struggling to open the door on these. Really heavy and I had to be helped by many an adult. The only way for me to get out was to push the door open from the inside using all of my body weight.

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Re: 2x K6 phone boxes (and a postbox)
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2020, 04:42:16 PM »
That is a K2. Quite a beast of a kiosk. I remember as a kid struggling to open the door on these. Really heavy and I had to be helped by many an adult. The only way for me to get out was to push the door open from the inside using all of my body weight.

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Wow, I didn't realize that there was more that one size.

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Re: 2x K6 phone boxes (and a postbox)
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2020, 05:13:21 PM »
Went back to the two K6 kiosks, pleasantly surprised to see they are both in working order. Lifted the ‘receiver’ and listened (cautiously, without holding it too close, and I did anti-bac afterwards). Brrrrrrr. That familiar tone, it’s been a while. I actually said aloud ‘wow they work’, then looked around to see if anyone heard me, but not a glance my way - why would they I remembered - these were designed for people to talk in.

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Re: 2x K6 phone boxes (and a postbox)
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2020, 05:16:17 PM »
Inside, looking upwards towards light fitting, Notice to rear, and display when receiver lifted (minimum fee 60p).
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