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Partick Cross Box

Started by petewilson, Mar 19, 2014, 04:46 pm

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Mar 19, 2014, 04:46 pm Last Edit: Mar 20, 2014, 04:35 am by hb88banzai
Here's another...

B39 at Partick Cross (1955)

B39 Partick Cross, Glasgow (1955).jpg


Mar 19, 2014, 06:23 pm #1 Last Edit: Mar 19, 2014, 08:54 pm by teppic
That's an interesting lamp on top of that box.


It's a standard PA1 lamp as used on the first PA1 Pillars and all the rest of the 1930s and later Glasgow Boxes. It's just been hung from the wires instead of mounted on the Box.

It's my understanding that in Glasgow this was not all that uncommon. Whenever visibility had to be accentuated due to the position of the Box, the lamp would be placed away from the Box at the nearest good line of sight for the various legs of the beat or beats.

Nice find, Pete. This is actually one I don't have in the wings waiting to post whenever I get a spare week or so.


Looks like it's on a pole rather than hung on the wires, interesting roof line on that one aswell


Mar 19, 2014, 11:41 pm #4 Last Edit: Mar 19, 2014, 11:43 pm by hb88banzai
Ah, so it does, with the telephone wires coming in high as well. Very odd.

A blowup --



Mar 20, 2014, 04:18 am #5 Last Edit: Mar 20, 2014, 04:59 am by hb88banzai
A more general blowup of the whole Box --


About as close as we can get in streetview to a POV shot of the original photo --

URL: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=partick+bridge+street,+glasgow+uk&ll=55.871597,-4.297704&spn=0.000012,0.008969&safe=images&hnear=Partick+Bridge+St,+Glasgow,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=55.870347,-4.299751&panoid=nRd1cD2DYzyCYEdANGHxsA&cbp=12,40.68,,0,-1.96

OS Map extract from 1951 --


Marked "PCB" at upper-right (northeast) tip of the very small triangular island at centre of map (not the larger island/block just west-northwest of it).

And from the 1967-1968 map --



Another I saw and was going to post last night  :(.

However, you've posted it as the wrong Box and linked it to the wrong one in the Database. It's actually B39 - http://tardisbuilders.com/index.php?topic=5235. Like with Broomhill Cross, the Box appears to have been moved from the corner (outside The Tower Bar P.H., now The Three Judges) to the island some time before the Mark 4 replaced it.

I've got another that doesn't show it quite so well, but there.


Quote from: hb88banzai on Dec 17, 2017, 06:36 am
However, you've posted it as the wrong Box and linked it to the wrong one in the Database. It's actually B39 - Patrick Cross

Looking at the two places you are correct.
I was going off what the website, which had it as Byres Road, and the database had a hit.

I swear you have half the ancient buildings in Glasgow and London memorized by now.
If you ever managed to make it across the pond you'd probably feel like a time traveler out of place.

I'll repair the database back to its unattached state, but I presume you can merge this thread with the correct B39 thread?


Topics merged.


Aug 27, 2020, 08:08 am #10 Last Edit: Aug 27, 2020, 08:42 am by mikey
Higher res copy of the image above

early glasgow box.jpg
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