New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by hb88banzai, Aug 29, 2010, 09:29 am
Quote from: cathlyn847 on Sep 05, 2010, 08:06 pmEDIT:..The candlestick phone behind the glass panel, that would be the type without a dial, correct??
Quote from: hb88banzai on Sep 06, 2010, 10:16 amStarcross - Great stuff!Many thanks for all the info and great pics - I had no idea what was behind the door.
Quote from: starcross on Sep 05, 2010, 04:59 pmCheers,~Starcross ps: I hope making a massive post script additions aren't a hassle. Who knew I'd have this much to say?
Quote from: ironageman on Sep 08, 2010, 10:23 amExcellent discussion! Now, the first use of 'Mk 1, Mk 2' that I came across was in a magazine article (it must have been the 'Death of the Tardis' one, which is here somewhere...) - perhaps someone has researched this further but it seems a good guess that the Met did indeed use these terms and that they referred to the structure, as the signage on all boxes was clearly periodically updated across the board regardless of the structure. The term 'Mk 3' is Pete D's invention and a very happy one, so there's no arguing about what it means! That said, both the top and front signs did seem to vary on the Mk 3. Indeed the signs and even the wall panels seemed interchangeable with the Mk2 version.(I say 'Mk 2' but really there was a Barnet-type Mk 2 and the later Crich/Blackwall type.)I'm sure that we could work out a chronology for all the various changes...
Quote from: starcross on Sep 05, 2010, 04:59 pm(snip)3) As for the Stencil style POLICE sign, It really does seem like the same sort of style as the Crowns on the London K2 telephone Boxes. I'm not sure exactly what date those are from, but it might be a GPO applied style. There probably was no glass behind these and were most likely meant to ventilate the inside of the box. Later boxes I believe had the vents elsewhere, such as the glasgow boxes having the vents located below the signs on the sign box.(snip)
Quote from: hb88banzai on Sep 08, 2010, 01:05 pmAs it happens, back in 2002 a user on the old MSN TARDIS Builders Guild site named "heironymous" posted readable pics of the article and they are in the current Archives here:http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=115.0
Quote from: hb88banzai on Sep 09, 2010, 10:06 amVery cool deck5, thanks. IIRC, there was another page that had some in-situ Police Box pics, but ones we've all seen by now.
Quote from: ironageman on Sep 10, 2010, 01:43 pmI'm pretty sure that they did print some real Police Box pictures - passing them off as the Tardis to illustrate their complete episode guide. (Perhaps someone could have a look? - I'd have to venture into a dusty part of the house to check this!)I seem to remember an architectural magazine running a series of little Tardis-spotting articles at about this time, too.Here's the apparent sequence of events for the signage.(Timber box introduced)(Spherical lamp)Lintel sign: POLICE stencilled metalInstruction sign below telephone door(Concrete Barnet-style box introduced)(Fresnel lamp)Lintel sign: POLICE - sans serif, dark letters, white background, possibly acid-etched on flashed glassInstruction sign still below telephone door, but possibly further instructions on the glass door?Lintel sign: POLICE PUBLIC CALL BOX - still with a white background. (Still sans serif - the exhibition version may have been a mock-up.)Lintel sign: POLICE PUBLIC CALL BOX white letters on blueInstruction sign included in telephone door(Concrete Crich-style introduced)New typeface for instruction sign(Mk 3 introduced, same lamp and signage as Crich)Lintel side signs just reading POLICEInstruction sign in white lettering on blue(Possibly cylindrical lamp)Have I forgotten anything...?