Boxes, Coin Collecting No. 6


This coin box is of the postpayment type and was used with wall telephones on PBX circuits.  They were fitted where the cash deposited in the box is the property of the subscriber and a large cash box was unnecessary.

The item comprised of:-
1 x Box C.C., No. 6.
1 x Box Cash, No. 4.
3 x Screws, Iron, No. 6 Rd. Head 3/4"

The C.C. box should be fixed by means of the three iron screws.

The unit comes with fixing screws, a Box, Cash No. 4 and a Buzzer No. 6.

Any ordinary telephone could be connected to this coin box.

It accepts 1d coins and when they were deposited, on the instruction of the telephone operator, and the knob turned and a buzzer circuit operated.  This allowed the telephone operator to count the number of coins inserted. 

The box is made of tin plate box and painted black.  A hole in the front engages on a brass peg and with the addition of a padlock allowed the front to be secured.   The subscriber is required to supply his own padlock and key.  On the inside of the front, above and beneath the hole are two metal strips.  Each strip has two holes that have been tapped with a thread. It was possible that a lock could be fixed on the inside of the front to secure it instead of the peg arrangement.

A circuit diagram is affixed to the inside of the front cover and this shows the electrical operation of mechanism and also indicates that the manufacturer was B.L.M.E. Co. Ltd of Beeston.
 

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