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Red telephone box
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The red telephone box, a telephone kiosk for a public
telephone designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was a familiar
sight on the streets of the United Kingdom, Malta, Bermuda
and Gibraltar. Despite a reduction in their numbers in recent
years, the traditional British red telephone box can still be seen
in many places throughout the UK, and in current or former
British colonies around the world. The colour red was chosen
to make them easy to spot.
From 1926 onwards, the fascias of the kiosks were emblazoned
with a prominent crown, representing the British government.
The red phone box is often seen as a British cultural icon
throughout the world.[1]
The paint colour used is known as "currant red" and is defined
by a British Standard, BS 381C-539.[2]

Contents
1 Design history
1.1 K1
1.2 K2

An example of the most common red
telephone box model (K6), photographed in
London in 2012

1.3 K3
1.4 K4
1.5 K5
1.6 K6
1.7 Kiosk installation: the early years
1.8 Numbers installed
1.9 Fabrication
1.10 Crown
1.11 Modernisation – K7 & K8
1.12 Privatisation and the KX series
2 Adoption
2.1 Libraries
2.2 Art gallery
2.3 Other
3 Usage elsewhere
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_telephone_box

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Red telephone box . the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:45 PM 3. the Metropolitan Boroughs Joint Standing Committee Somerset organised a competition for a superior one in 1923.2. The Birmingham Civic Society then produced a design of its own—in reinforced concrete—but it was informed by the Director of Telephones that the design produced by the Office of the Engineer-in-Chief was preferred.3 Portugal 4 Use in contemporary art 4.1 Guernsey 3.1 Kingston upon Hull 3. K2 The red telephone box was the result of a competition in 1924 to design a kiosk that would be acceptable to the London Metropolitan Boroughs which had hitherto resisted the Post Office's effort to erect K1 kiosks on their streets.2 BT Artboxes 5 Replica telephone boxes 6 Galleries 7 See also 8 References 9 Bibliography 10 External links Design history K1 The first standard public telephone kiosk introduced by the United Kingdom Post Office was produced in concrete in 1920 and was designated K1 (Kiosk No. as the Architects’ Journal commented. This design was not of the same family as the familiar red telephone boxes.2 Crown dependencies 3.2. but the results were disappointing. 'no http://en. The Royal Fine Art Commission was instrumental in the choice of the British standard kiosk.wikipedia. Very few high-quality examples remain.2. GPO's design.org/wiki/Red_telephone_box Page 2 of 15 .2 Jersey 3.1 Out of Order 4.1). One example is located in Trinity Market in Kingston-uponHull where it is still in use. Because of widespread dissatisfaction with the K1 telephone kiosk in Tintinhull.3 Isle of Man 3.Wikipedia.

introduced in 1929. with additional pressure from the Royal Institute of British Architects. London. It went into production in 1936. That of Scott's design is the only one known to survive and is still where it was placed all those years ago. it was still significantly more costly than the K1 and so that remained the choice for low-revenue sites. but topped with a dome reminiscent of Soane's self-designed mausoleums in St Pancras' Old Churchyard and Dulwich Picture Gallery. again by Gilbert Scott was similar to K2 but was constructed from concrete and intended for nationwide use. with other minor changes of detail. K5 K5 was a plywood construction introduced in 1934 and designed to be assembled and dismantled and used at exhibitions. K6 In 1935 the K6 (kiosk number six) was designed to commemorate the silver jubilee of King George V. where it has been protected from the weather by the projecting eaves and recently restored to its original colour scheme. Covent Garden. (The original wooden prototypes of the entries were later put into public service at under-cover sites around London. A rare surviving K3 kiosk can be seen beside the Penguin Beach exhibit at ZSL London Zoo. The organisers invited entries from three respected architects and. Cheaper than the K2. Only 50 kiosks of this design were built.2 or K2.Wikipedia.[4] K6 was the first red telephone kiosk to be extensively used outside London.org/wiki/Red_telephone_box Page 3 of 15 . K3 K3.' The Birmingham Civic Society did not give up and. with red glazing bars.wikipedia. with a "greeny-blue" interior) and.) The Post Office chose to make Scott's winning design in cast iron (Scott had suggested mild steel) and to paint it red (Scott had suggested silver. the Town Planning Institute and the Royal Academy. K4 K4 (designed by the Post Office Engineering Department in 1927) incorporated a post box and machines for buying postage stamps on the exterior. along with the designs from the Post Office and from The Birmingham Civic Society. and the result was that the RFAC organised a limited competition. From 1926 K2 was deployed in and around London and the K1 continued to be erected elsewhere. The standard colour scheme for both the K1 and the K3 was cream. the Postmaster General was forced to think again.Red telephone box . it was brought into service as the Kiosk No. London Scott. http://en. the Fine Arts Commission judged the competition and selected the design submitted by Sir Giles Gilbert K2 red telephone boxes on Broad Court.[3] The invitation had come at the time when Scott had been made a trustee of Sir John Soane's Museum—his design for the competition was in the classical style. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:45 PM one with any knowledge of design could feel anything but indignation with the pattern that seems to satisfy the official mind. in the left entrance arch to the Royal Academy.

The K6 was also produced at the Carron Ironworks near Falkirk in the 1960s. then in widespread use in government service. illuminated at night Kiosk installation: the early years With continued demand for K6 kiosks.000 (K8 introduced in 1968) Fabrication Phoneboxes K2 to K6 were produced at the Lion Foundry in Kirkintilloch until 1984. the fascias of Post Office kiosks were emblazoned with a prominent crown. The red that is now much loved was then anything but. K6. and the crown was embossed in basrelief. On the K6. Ironically. a separate ventilation slot was provided.000 (K2 & K3 added) 1935– 19. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:45 PM and many thousands were deployed in virtually every town and city. some of these areas that have preserved their telephone boxes have now painted them red. On the K2. http://en.000 1980– 73. and acted as a ventilation hole.000 (K1 Only) 1930– 8.000 1970– 70.Red telephone box .org/wiki/Red_telephone_box Page 4 of 15 . The same crown was used in all parts of the United Kingdom and British Empire. can be seen from the BT archives: Period Number Notes 1925– 1.wikipedia. The red colour caused particular local difficulties and there were many requests for less visible colours. The design was initially the "Tudor Crown". A purpose built kiosk trailer was designed from 1953 to reduce the running costs of cranes. although it was not universally loved at the start. the design was pierced through the ironwork.[5] Numbers installed The K6 was the most prolific kiosk in the UK and its growth.000 (K6 introduced) 1940– 35. siting them was more widespread than ever before. It has become a British icon.Wikipedia.000 1950– 44. and the Post Office was forced into allowing a less strident grey with red glazing bars scheme for areas of natural and architectural beauty. Crown From 1926 onwards. replacing most of the existing kiosks and establishing thousands of new sites. from 1935.000 1960– 64. representing the British government (of which the Post Office was an agency).

called on BT "to abandon this ridiculous scheme".Red telephone box .org/wiki/Red_telephone_box Page 5 of 15 . the Earl of Gowrie. To accommodate the two different designs of crown on K6 kiosks. The K8 featured a single large glass panel on two sides and the door. London. 1955 or later (right). Margaret Thatcher. the St Edward's Crown. Post Office Telephones was rebranded as British Telecom (BT). St Edward's Crown was initially used on kiosks in all parts of the United Kingdom. but it was a different shade of red: a slightly brighter 'Poppy Red'. The crowns were originally painted the same red as the rest of the box. showing different styles of crown: the Tudor Crown. Modernisation – K7 & K8 In 1959 architect Neville Conder was commissioned to design a new box. Elizabeth II. the Post Office opted to use a representation of the actual Crown of Scotland. Kiosks installed in Kingston upon Hull were not fitted with a crown. Mark Lennox-Boyd MP asked the Prime Minister. decided to replace the Tudor Crown in all contexts with a representation of the actual crown generally used for British coronations. This new symbol therefore began to appear on the fascias of K6 kiosks. in Scotland. While improving visibility and illumination inside the box. In February 1981. K8 was introduced in 1968 designed by Bruce Martin.wikipedia. British Telecom has picked out the crowns (on both K2s and K6s) in gold paint. In the House of Lords. the fascia sections were henceforth cast with a slot in them. as those kiosks were installed by the Hull Corporation (later Hull City Council. K6s. into which a plate bearing the appropriate crown was inserted before the roof section was fitted. if she would treat the decision "with the greatest possible dismay". would only say that she could "see my honourable Friend's point".[8] Shortly afterwards. then Kingston Communications). However. which was BT's new corporate colour. and St Edward's Crown on separate plate. replacing earlier models only when they needed relocating or had been damaged beyond repair. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:45 PM In 1953 the new Queen.[6] http://en.000 remaining traditional boxes had been painted different colours "as an experiment" and that no final decision had been reached. in preparation for privatisation. who was responsible for the privatisation. Privatisation and the KX series In 1980. in line with a wider policy for government agencies in Scotland. The K7 design went no further than the prototype stage. Mrs Thatcher.Wikipedia. since the early 1990s. It was used primarily for new sites. in use 1936–1953 (left). Only 12 remain—most having been replaced with the KX100—making the K8 as rare as the K3. The K8 retained a red colour scheme. Charing Cross Road. All boxes in Hull were also painted in cream.[7] In the House of Commons. which went on to be the standard colour across all kiosks. from 1955. There was an immediate public outcry. the Daily Mail launched a campaign "against the yellow peril"[6] and questions were asked in Parliament. BT announced that only 90 of the 77. it was announced that all the red telephone boxes would be repainted yellow. these were vulnerable to damage. However. around 11000 were installed. when the heritage value of red kiosks began to be widely recognised. the Minister of State for Employment.

which began to replace most of the existing boxes.galleryonthegreen. which had been adopted by the Parish Council. there is an active movement seeking new telecom uses for little-used telephone booths. has allowed it. Nick Kane. BT did not relent. The KX100 was one of a series of designs. British Telecom introduced the KX100.[19] Little Shelford and Upwood in Cambridgeshire. the Director of Marketing for BT Local Communications Services announced that the old red telephone boxes would be replaced because they ".[16][17][18] Similar libraries now exist in the villages of North Cadbury in Somerset. It is unclear why BT wishes to prohibit the kiosk from being re-used for electronic communications and why the regulator. They are expensive and difficult to clean and maintain and cannot be used by handicapped people".000 traditional red telephone boxes remain in public service.[20] and some 150 other locations. introduced in 1996 featured a domed roof reminiscent of the familiar K2 and K6. as wi-fi hotspots.5. Some kiosks have been converted to be used as shower cubicles in private homes. Many local authorities used legislation designed to protect buildings of architectural or historic importance to keep old telephone boxes in prominent locations and around 2. Several thousand others were left on low-revenue mostly rural sites but many thousands of recovered K2 and K6 boxes were sold off. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:45 PM After privatisation in 1982.4: The buyer shall covenant not to sell. Some examples are shown below. lease or license the Goods to a competitor to the Seller nor to permit a competitor to install electronic communications apparatus (as defined in schedule 2 of the Telecommunications Act 1984) within the Goods or itself (as the Buyer) shall not install.g.[11] It is estimated that 11.wikipedia.uk) in a K6.Red telephone box .[10] This time. including the wheelchairaccessible open-sided KX200. provide or operate any form of electronic communications apparatus (as defined in schedule 2 of the Telecommunications Act 1984) within the Goods.[21] Art gallery Also in 2009.Wikipedia..[15] Libraries During 2009 a K6 in the village of Westbury-sub-Mendip in Somerset was converted into a library or book exchange replacing the services of the mobile library which no longer visits the village. e. Adoption Little-used red telephone boxes can be adopted[13] by parish councils in England for other uses. Ofcom.. Great Budworth in Cheshire. Few people like to use them. despite another vociferous campaign. Subsequent designs have departed significantly from the old style red boxes.[9] In January 1985.org.[12] The KX100 PLUS.000 of them were given listed status. and the triangular-footprint KX300. a more utilitarian design. the town of Settle in North Yorkshire established the Gallery on the Green (http://www. The kiosk may be used for any legal purpose other than telephony and the contract of sale[14] includes the following clause 5. In Kingston upon Thames a number of old K6 boxes have been used to form a work of art resembling a row of fallen dominoes.no longer meet the needs of our customers. The Gallery http://en. In the USA.org/wiki/Red_telephone_box Page 6 of 15 .

Florida. In addition. Mariana Cook) and local community groups. There are two in use in Tennessee.org/wiki/Red_telephone_box Page 7 of 15 . there is a red telephone box outside the town building (town hall/police station/post office) in the tiny mountain town of Rowe. a few have also been installed in downtown Glenview. One is on display at English Gardens a Place for Cuba Weddings in Winter Park close to downtown Orlando.[29] http://en. in the village of Brookwood. where they continue to serve their originally intended function. near Bradenton.[23] Following a competition by a Girl Guide unit in 2011 to find a use for their local disused telephone box in Glendaruel. Tennessee.Red telephone box . it has been fitted with a defibrillator.org. There is a red telephone box in Westminster Maryland on the corner of West Main Street and Rt. D. A red telephone box can also be found on the Courthouse Square in Oxford. which is an original installation dating back to when the town of Rowe first got telephone service. there is also a red telephone box in the student centre of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.galleryonthegreen.[28] In Massachusetts. Florida.An original K6 can also be found outside of the Allied Building in Treasure Island. Surrey. a project was initiated to restore and preserve the sole remaining K6 kiosk in the village. Other In 2010.[22] A blog detailed the restoration.Wikipedia. Argyll. with his stereoscopic photography show 'A Village Lost and Found'. Massachusetts. The kiosk had been adopted by Woking Borough Council in 2009 and a group of residents set about restoring the kiosk. These still have their original STD code cards in place and have working US payphone equipment. This was achieved through private donations and sponsorship from local businesses. The equipment can only be accessed by following instructions from the Scottish Ambulance Service during an emergency call.uk/gallery/)) of both notable artists and photographers (Tessa Bunney. remanufactured units were offered for sale by X2Connect. Elsewhere in the United States. Illinois.C. The conversion of the box was paid for by BT under the Adopt A Kiosk scheme and the defibrillator was supplied by the Community Heartbeat Trust.wikipedia. Its most famous contributor was Brian May. Florida. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:45 PM has featured a range of exhibitions (see the online gallery on the website (http://www. There are also a few red boxes at the Ellenton Outlet Mall. Mississippi. Two red telephone boxes are on display at the World Showcase area of Disney's Epcot Imitation British-style box used as the in Orlando. One is located on the square in Collierville. Oklahoma. and the other is located next to Pepper Palace in The Village Shops shopping center in Gatlinburg. 27 out side of Johanson's Dining House. There is also one outside the British Embassy in Washington. It is one of five similar telephone box conversions in the United Kingdom. one located in the United Kingdom area and one entrance to a jazz club in Havana. in the Canada area. Martin Parr. campus of the University of Oklahoma.[24] As of 2012. Tennessee.[25][26][27] Usage elsewhere Several of these distinctive telephone boxes have been installed on the Norman. just off I-75.

000) to be sold to the general public. Tasmania the red telephone box in New Zealand by the Wizard of New Zealand. and many were sold off before they had even been removed from service. parts of the Caribbean such as Antigua. A green telephone box exists in Cregneash. Some of those telephone booths are being used as internet kiosks. Crown dependencies The telephone services of the Crown dependencies were split at various times from the GPO. Australia and New Zealand each had their own design of red telephone box. A brief and colourful campaign was run to "save" Imitation Red Telephone Box in Ross.[32] Kingston upon Hull Kingston upon Hull was the only area of the UK not under the Post Office monopoly.Wikipedia. Barbados. In Hull and the surrounding area this meant that the telephone boxes were painted cream and had the crown omitted. The Hull telephone system was subsequently privatised and is now operated by Kingston Communications. an old historic town in County Cork within the Republic of Ireland. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:45 PM British K6 phone boxes are to be found.org/wiki/Red_telephone_box Page 8 of 15 . Kingston Communications (KC) have removed many of the famous cream K6 boxes circa 2007. http://en. Haim Ozer. and some examples have been preserved in sensitive or historic sites. showing that the colonial influence is still present. A box can also be found in the centre of the town of Chinon. Guernsey Guernsey Telecoms painted its kiosks yellow with white window frames. Gozo. France [30] and another in the German town of Bad Münstereifel. An outraged public complained that they were losing part of their heritage.[31] In 2008 ten K6 telephone boxes were imported from the United Kingdom to the Israeli city of Petah Tikva and installed on its main street. KC have retained approx 125 K6s in use today.Red telephone box . Jersey Jersey Telecom used locally made kiosks. painted green. as well as in Cyprus. they were repainted in blue when the company was sold to Cable and Wireless in 2002. KC allocated limited numbers (approximately 1. in the centre of Kinsale.wikipedia. as was the practice in many rural areas of Britain. Red telephone boxes are also found across Malta. with telephones being under the control of the Corporation of Hull (city council). Isle of Man Manx Telecom has left its kiosks in the red colour used by its predecessors British Telecom and the GPO. painted in cream and yellow.

Artists included Peter Blake. Zaha Hadid and Ian Ritchie.Wikipedia. they are a common sight in the city of Porto. Out of Order BT Artboxes In 2012. Twelve telephone boxes. London Replica telephone boxes Lightweight replica K6 telephone kiosks are manufactured as flat-packs by commercial vendors and are http://en. Ian Ritchie Architect's copper 'Artbox' next to the K2 prototype at Royal Academy of Arts. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:45 PM Portugal Outside of the former British Empire. London made from K6 telephone boxes.wikipedia.Red telephone box . first one upright.org/wiki/Red_telephone_box Page 9 of 15 .[33] Use in contemporary art Out of Order Scottish sculptor David Mach created the permanent public work Out of Order in 1989 in Kingston. It was originally intended that the first upright box was to contain a working telephone. the rest gradually falling over like dominoes. red phone boxes can be seen in Portugal – for example. David Mach. Willie Christie. These were displayed in public spaces across London and then auctioned by Sotheby's as BT Artboxes. BT helped celebrate the 25th anniversary of the free-phone charity ChildLine by commissioning eighty artists to design and decorate full-sized K6 replicas. Denis Masi.

Galleries GPO/BT telephone kiosks K1 Telephone Box. side of the letter-slot originally housed stamp vending machines http://en.wikipedia.the together St John's Wood Yorkshire vertical panels either High Street. North Warrington . restaurants and offices. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:45 PM shipped around the world for installation in such places as bars.Red telephone box .org/wiki/Red_telephone_box The only K3 Mk2 kiosk still in use. Lowestoft Transport Museum Scott's K2 wooden prototype is a working telephone box in the left entrance arch to the Royal Academy of Arts. Scotland A green K6 box near Stokesley in North Yorkshire Page 10 of 15 .Wikipedia. near Rhynd in Perth and Kinross. London K2 with a London double-decker bus and Big Ben in the background K4 Post Office in K2 (right) and K6 K6 in Goathland.

operated by New World Payphones Ltd British telephone kiosks abroad http://en. Cheshire Non-GPO/BT kiosks in the United Kingdom Preserved KingstonKingston upon-Hull crown-less Communications K6 in K6 in original Hull Hull Corporation livery in Hull Transport Museum K8 housing an internal telephone at Golders Green tube station Kingston Communications KX100 PLUS in Hull Two black K6 telephone boxes in Piccadilly in the City of Westminster.Wikipedia. the free encyclopedia K8 box at Amersham station 12/14/14 6:45 PM KX100 in Hapsford.wikipedia.Red telephone box .org/wiki/Red_telephone_box Page 11 of 15 .

wikipedia. Malta Crown-less K6s in the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus K6 in Petah Tikva. John's. Antigua K6 in Valletta. France Two imitation British red telephone boxes at Brussels-South railway station See also General Post Office (United Kingdom) Telephone booth Payphone http://en.Wikipedia. Oregon University of Oklahoma A replica of a K6 in a .Red telephone box . Israel Queens crown K6 at Fifth Street Public Market in Eugene.org/wiki/Red_telephone_box Page 12 of 15 .red K6 in front of British themed shop Copeland Hall. window in Hong Kong A K6 box at the Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste in Percy. Manche in Normandy. the free encyclopedia 12/14/14 6:45 PM A K2 box at the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens K6s in St.

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