Telephone & Post Box Bookend Pair
This detailed scale Timothy Richards bookend set of two of Britain’s iconic symbols would make a beautiful decorative piece for display in any office or home bookshelf.
Traditionally made of cast iron and originating during the reign of Queen Victoria, the post boxes carry the insignia of the present monarch at the time of installation. 365 design variations have been produced since the first was installed in 1852 in the Channel Islands. This was at the recommendation of the famous English novelist Anthony Trollope, who was working as a Surveyor’s Clerk for the Post Office at the time.
In 1853 the first pillar box on the British mainland was erected at Botchergate, Carlisle, in NorthWest England. It wasn’t until 1859 that the UK saw the introduction of the first National Standard Box. As with The Telephone Box the Post Box has become synonymous with all things British; a thoroughly practical and proven design.
Telephone Box -
Designed by Giles Gilbert Scott in 1924
The cast iron red telephone box was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott for a competition in 1924 to find a suitable standard pattern of kiosk that might be introduced throughout Britain; this model shows his winning entry of the K2 design .
The most common type of telephone box is the K6 or Jubilee kiosk introduced in 1936. 60,000 were erected over 30 years. The characteristic dome is borrowed from Sir John Soane’s tomb in London St Pancreas churchyard. This shape is technical called Soanian Dome.
Each Bookend – Height 18cm
Each Bookend – Weight: 1.5 kg
This model is a hand made item and if in stock, will be delivered within 1-2 weeks. If you require this model urgently please contact the workshop directly.
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