Author Topic: K6 & other GPO Telephone Boxes  (Read 21484 times)

Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #15 on: June 10, 2012, 03:37:21 PM »
There's a box on Cincinnati craiglist right now: cincinnati.craigslist.org/atq/3061349964.html.

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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2012, 08:29:37 PM »
Anyone fancy the uniquely styled Edinburgh"Tardis" box?

http://www.edinphoto.org.uk/0_my_p_0/0_my_photographs_0_edinburgh_police_boxes.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-17867663

http://www.scotsman.com/edinburgh-evening-news/edinburgh/police-box-sale-could-give-blues-to-buyers-1-2265349

http://local.stv.tv/edinburgh/305398-dr-who-fans-get-tardis-opportunity-as-edinburgh-police-boxes-to-be-sold-off/

http://digitaljournal.com/article/324000

This design is unique to Edinburgh, so not really for Doctor Who fans, they are cast iron, so the P&P may be rather steep, shall we say..

I've just noticed in that picture that the ugly steel plinth with the tube coming out of it is a CCTV camera pole, charming isn't it?

Look how it complements the two classic pieces of street furniture, do you think folk will be flocking to buy that monstrosity when it reaches end of life?
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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2012, 06:36:59 AM »


........heck, these are great !.........don't think i've ever seen one, tho i've been to edinburgh once or twice.

...........i just hope that a good few remain on the streets of edinburgh.....what a lovely design, like a little greek temple.

the english, dr who-type ones are very different.......and i'm wondering - how many of those still exist ?  both are fantastic designs but for me, these scottish ones take the cake !




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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2012, 06:41:15 AM »
David, I know a lot of the classic (I'm presuming London style) TARDIS boxes, were steel framed and concrete and thus when no longer needed, simply demolished, so not a lot left.

I've never seen one on all my trips to the big smoke!
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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2012, 12:19:21 PM »
.........found this article which is pretty informative -

           http://tinyurl.com/ctfqep7

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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2012, 12:29:25 PM »
Looks like it was built in place when you look at the slope it is built on. But then, I'm wondering if the ground really is as sloped as it looks as the red K6 shows no signs of being leveled to the ground via the base plate yet it looks verticle.

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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2012, 12:45:23 PM »
David - I have seen the one at Piccadilly Circus jumping off the back a route 9 Routemaster, pretty small TARDIS though!

Terry - the box is probably on its original foundations, the area it is in (The Grassmarket) was half pedestrianised decades ago, the left of the pic is shut off to traffic now so probably the council ramped up the right hand side hence the strange elevation on the base.
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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2012, 11:08:54 PM »
David - I have seen the one at Piccadilly Circus jumping off the back a route 9 Routemaster, pretty small TARDIS though!

But that's the fun of a TARDIS, it doesn't follow the laws of physics, so outside may be small, but inside it could be massive... :D

Time And Relative Dimensions In Space, it messes with 'em...  :D

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« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2012, 07:30:31 AM »
David - I have seen the one at Piccadilly Circus jumping off the back a route 9 Routemaster, pretty small TARDIS though!

...........gpo, it would have to have been quite a small one to get onto the routemaster bus in the first place !
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« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2012, 06:34:49 PM »
Ah - but remember the good Doctor's TARDIS has a malfunction in the disguise circuit, but "The Master's" TARDIS could assume any shape, even a Routemaster eh?
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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2012, 02:11:28 PM »
There is one of those exact kind of cast Iron telephone boxes that has been for sale for as long as I can remember at an antique shop in Columbia SC.  It is sitting outside in the yard in the rain and sun.  The Glass is gone and it needs painting, but is otherwise intact.    It weighs a veritable ton which is why I suspect no one has ever wanted to buy it.   How it came to be here in America I have no clue.

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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2012, 11:35:39 PM »
We have a few in the Vancouver area. I know of one outside an Antique store wit ha working Telco payphone in it. We had a restaurant / pub chain called "The Elephant & Castle" and they all had an English phone box out front. They can go for big bux but as you say, they are not easy to move. They are cast iron and don't weigh a veritable, they weigh an ACTUAL ton! I was offered one for free not that long ago (local as well) and almost went for it but decided not to in the end. I think some company broght  "boat load" of them to North America.

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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2012, 08:22:30 PM »
... phone box pic - at bungay post office in suffolk, england. may '12. note the blue sky. wow.
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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2012, 09:14:25 PM »
I'd park my Tardis right next to it. It would look great ;D
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Re: K6 telephone boxes for sale
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2012, 11:42:05 PM »
You know, I was in Durham yesterday, and I was wondering whether or not to snap some pics of the K6 boxes that are still around in the city, but as I was shovelling a subway sandwich into me, I decided not to cos my hands were all sticky, which isn't good for the looks of my mobile phone... :lol: