BCC No. 705 Armoured
Coin Collecting No. 705. This is the latter armoured version, shown
mounted on a street pillar (nice if it's raining!). Originally coloured
grey, the later ones were painted black.
The earlier version was easy to break into and this version was fitted throughout the country to combat the growing cash box thefts.
It used the original Bellset, but this was replaced later with a cost reduced model based on the telephone No. 746 printed circuit board.
The handset is fitted with a heavy duty plastic cord and the earpiece and
mouthpiece are riveted to prevent theft. Later dials had a dial label
cover made of unbreakable plastic and this was fixed by a screw that could only
be removed with an Allen key.
Last revised: May 25, 2013