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Started by chriskingbees, Jun 26, 2009, 01:40 pm

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spiffer

Aug 04, 2006, 03:50 pm #30 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:34 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: hb88banzai board=policebox thread=1145712237 post=1154701278Just remember, if anybody asks you if you're a God, say yes!  ;)

Hey, steady on Banzai! Thanks for the kind words though.
Also thanks to Timegirl, Mantawrays, Dale, and Ironageman. (sorry if I missed anyone out).
And thanks to Crispin for the help with the HTML.

The tall white contraption is a fire extinguisher bracket.
As for the sheet of paper stuck to the back of the inner phone compartment door, I have no idea what was written on it - sorry.
I did take just one more photo of the inside, again through the window (hence the reflections), as there was no access to the inside:

th_060802-Crich_020.jpg


I do wish I had taken a couple of shots looking through the back windows to show the inside of the doorframe, its lintel and that piece of paper.
There are a few other details I wish I'd photgraphed, so I guess I'll have to plan another visit sometime.  ;)

Thanks again to all for the comments.

Spiff

hb88banzai

Aug 04, 2006, 04:45 pm #31 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:35 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: spiffer board=policebox thread=1145712237 post=1154706651
Hey, steady on Banzai!


Sorry.  Should have put a quote around that - from "Ghostbusters", hence the wink.

fivefingeredstyre

Aug 04, 2006, 05:20 pm #32 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:35 pm by scarfwearer
Hi spiffer,

First time i've logged on in a month, and I just wanted to say thanks for posting the pictures. The've cleared up a number of questions I have had kicking round for some time.

Cheers

Steve

TG

Aug 06, 2006, 10:02 am #33 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:37 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: spiffer board=policebox thread=1145712237 post=1154849784
It's really great to see you back Mark, you have been very much missed.
Spiff


I agree - good to see you here Mark!  :D
TG

hb88banzai

Aug 06, 2006, 12:05 pm #34 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:37 pm by scarfwearer
Many, many thanks Mark.  It is good to see you back!

Finally, a good shot of the cupboard area under the desk!

And very interesting to see the front door stop/jam.  Curious, do you know if it's of a piece with the concrete front or is it attached (concrete or wood)?  The Trench plans show it as a separate piece.

hb88banzai

Aug 06, 2006, 12:07 pm #35 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:37 pm by scarfwearer
Quote from: mark board=policebox thread=1145712237 post=1154825682There was never a mortise lock on the Met style (Other types of boxes did), what you can see is the mortise/Tennant joint of the doors construction.


I had thought of that, but as the Trench plans show the rail tenons ending well short of the stile edge, I assumed. 

It's pretty on-the-cheap construction technique to drill out the mortise all the way through like that on a wide stile, to say nothing of wasteful if they did use teak.  It actually weakens the stile more than it strengthens the tenon joint, to say nothing of providing an additional channel for water to get into the joint.  Though I suppose there is possibly less likelihood of water staying in the joint with another route out of it.

I assume there are similar structural marks up and down that edge of the stile at the levels where each of the other horizontal rails meet up with it?

purpleblancmange

Aug 06, 2006, 12:20 pm #36 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:38 pm by scarfwearer
Hi Mark, welcome back.

Those pictures of the pre-restored box, I'm surprised none of us have mentioned the traditional (possibly original even) dark, Royal Blue paint that's showing under the peeling paint.  Nice to see that there, now if only we can get the box back to *that* colour!

ironageman

Aug 08, 2006, 04:07 pm #37 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:38 pm by scarfwearer
>>so is presumably for a first aid box elsewhere

It looks like 'FIRST AID ROOM KEY' to me.
(Hallo Mark, by the way.)
leonard cohen  1934-2016  standing by the window where the light is strong

hb88banzai

Aug 08, 2006, 05:39 pm #38 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:38 pm by scarfwearer
Ironage. . . Think you're right.  Thanks.

Mark

Aug 24, 2006, 09:58 pm #39 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:38 pm by scarfwearer
Nice to be back.

Purple, regarding the original colour paint - when I visited prior to restoration, I did a bit of er.. paint-scraping. The out come is that I have two 'paint samples' that I rescued. One is the real dark blue and the other is a lighter version. Both were underneath the present (at the time) paint-job.

As for the door stop/frame, I'm pretty sure it's part of the actual casting of the doorway.

chriskingbees

Apr 30, 2008, 06:57 pm #40 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:39 pm by scarfwearer
Hi All
Found a nice new (Old) picture of Crich , from an unusual angle

crichnewangle.jpg

KB

chriskingbees

Jun 03, 2009, 06:16 pm #41 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:41 pm by scarfwearer
Hi All
Here is a picture of Crich, taken 17th May 2009.

CrichwithStjohns.jpg

KB

Mark

Aug 06, 2006, 12:54 am #42 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:43 pm by scarfwearer
Nice pictures Spiffer, did you have a good day at Crich?

Well Banzai, your wish is my command....
th_53IE0027.jpg (Hows that for detail and angle?)

The bit of paper on the inside of the telephone door - thats just a list of phone numbers and extension numbers used by the Tramway's museum.

Manta, I personally think the door was put on this way in error, but I don't believe it has ever been on the correct way. The holes you mention do look like an ex-hinge area on that picture, but look like old door handle holes in this one.

th_53IE0038.jpg

There was never a mortice lock on the Met style (Other types of boxes did), what you can see is the mortice/Tennant joint of the doors construction.
th_DoorHandle.jpg

Dale, all the window now open, but the catches have not been replaced (they still live in the desk drawer!), but the windows stay put pretty well without.

As for the key box. As you can see in the above picture, there is no lock on the door. This is a newer addition (no first aid box reside in the Police Box anymore), so is presumably for a first aid box elsewhere........

P.S. Banzai - just for you.....
th_DSCF0021.jpg

One door interior details shot.

Doctor Iz

Jun 04, 2009, 02:27 am #43 Last Edit: Feb 07, 2010, 07:44 pm by scarfwearer
I really like the addition of the St. John's Ambulance sign, a fitting addition if I don't say so myself, seeing how I was actually there with you for this particular photo...  ;) ;D

cheers,
Jon~
(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h310/jonizdo/Logos/DRIZ_rev20080226copy-2.jpg)

chriskingbees

A lot of landscaping work has taken place around the last remaining met box

NEW PATH 1.jpg

New path 2.jpg

It is now possible to walk all the way around it. They have removed the old pathway and left a massive plinth for our old friend to sit on, giving it a somewhat Buchanan Street, Glasgow, feel.

KB