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Police Box of the 21st Century

Started by DoctorWho8, Aug 31, 2005, 06:32 pm

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DoctorWho8

Aug 31, 2005, 06:32 pm Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:04 pm by Scarfwearer
You be the judge:
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/print/news/5042746.shtml
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

ironageman

Sep 05, 2005, 07:18 pm #1 Last Edit: Jan 20, 2010, 10:17 pm by scarfwearer
Nice find. The Oxo tin thing is a curious detail.
leonard cohen  1934-2016  standing by the window where the light is strong

Mark

Aug 31, 2005, 08:11 pm #2 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:03 pm by scarfwearer
Hmmm.....

To be honest Bill, I'm more interested in the "embedded police box" story.

DoctorWho8

Aug 31, 2005, 10:46 pm #3 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:03 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: mark board=policebox thread=1125513165 post=1125519088Hmmm.....

To be honest Bill, I'm more interested in the "embedded police box" story.


That caught me for a loop when they said that.  Anyone know where that was and if pics were taken?
Bill "the Doctor" Rudloff

cyberleader1991

Aug 31, 2005, 11:01 pm #4 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:03 pm by scarfwearer
Strangely, it kind of reminds me of a Dalek now!!!  :o

Or a Smurf House

TG

Sep 01, 2005, 01:38 pm #5 Last Edit: Sep 19, 2011, 04:13 pm by Scarfwearer
That new Police box only said one thing to me

So I thought I'd post the following quiz

PuttingthePintoPolice.jpg

Which one of these four is the new police box?

Now have three pints and make a guess?

ironageman

Sep 01, 2005, 03:12 pm #6 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:04 pm by scarfwearer
And talking of loos:

The embedded police box... I believe that it's one of the original cast iron ones, from before the first World War - a design that was (supposedly) based on a public loo.

time becomes a loop...time becomes a loop...
leonard cohen  1934-2016  standing by the window where the light is strong

whitestar1969

Sep 01, 2005, 03:17 pm #7 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:04 pm by scarfwearer

ironageman

Sep 01, 2005, 06:00 pm #8 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:04 pm by scarfwearer
A 'Mk 2', whatever that is... so maybe not of the urinal-screen design.

That steel box may be an odd thing but it has some design to it, thus beating Haringey's attempt (see www.kiosk-korner.co.uk , or specifically www.kiosk-korner.co.uk/kiosk06.html ).
leonard cohen  1934-2016  standing by the window where the light is strong

Mark

Sep 02, 2005, 07:29 pm #9 Last Edit: Aug 13, 2010, 11:04 pm by scarfwearer
Did a bit of Googling and found this:

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5042229.html

It's not of the design I thought it was going to be (the one designed by the fireman).

It's certainly different, and remarkably well preserved considering.

mobius

they don't make em like they used to!
It's always a matter of time...

galacticprobe

May 08, 2016, 10:03 pm #11 Last Edit: May 08, 2016, 10:04 pm by galacticprobe
Just curious, but did anyone capture any decent images from the links that Bill (DoctorWho8), whitestar1969, ironageman, and Mark posted above? If so, you might want to post some of them as all of those links are dead. Even the Wayback Machine has no snapshots of them, so there are no images of those boxes to be had unless someone caught them when the links were active.

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"