Public Coin Box using
Boxes, Coin Collecting No. 1

This Coin Collecting box was introduced just as the National Telephone company merged with the GPO in 1912.  The GPO modified the box slightly and it finally became the Box, Coin Collecting No. 1. 

This was a flimsy box and can be forced open easily, so armoured cash boxes were installed positioned under the case.

This box was used with a Telephone No. 1 in CB areas or a Telephone No. 3 or 11 in LB/Magneto areas.

After merging with the National telephone Company, the GPO fitted an enamel overlay on the existing No. 1's.

The first two pictures are dated 1903



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