£2,000.00 Telephone Box - K6 Telephone Box
- Old Telephone Box
- Good Original Condition
- K6 Telephone Box
- British Red Telephone Box
- An Iconic Symbol of Britain
- K 6 phone box for sale in the UK
- Red English phone box for sale
- K6 Phone box with original wooden door
For Sale K6 British Red Telephone Box in good original condition £2000.00
There are many different uses for these great old british icons such as converting into a shower or a drinks bar
History of the K6 Telephone Kiosk
Designed by architect Giles Gilbert Scott in the 1920s, and going through successive modifications until it achieved perfection in 1936, it remains a visible symbol of an England otherwise fast disappearing.
With the K3s still at large and problems occuring with them, a new cast iron box was needed and in 1936 the K6 appeared for the first time on the streets. The kiosk was perfect, it had all the good points of the K1s and K3s mixed with the solidness of the K2 and most importantly, the small size and elegance the GPO were looking for. It did have vandal problems though, so in 1939 a Mk 2 design came out with improved features to make them less of an easy target for the vandal. The K6 was widely used to replace K1s and K3 and by the end of production, there were nearly 70,000 K6s in Britain. Many areas didn't approve of the red and so were allowed to paint them in alternative colour schemes (although these days, most of them have been returned to red!).
Into the 1960's the GPO were considering a new design. Nevill Conder's design for a K7 was chosen. It was made in aluminium and was tested in 1962. The K7 was not adopted as a new design and only 5 were made.
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