Public Coin Box using
BCC No. 13

The pictures below show a Telephone No. 119 which was fitted with a Boxes Coin Collecting No. 13.   The Telephone No. 115, used in CB areas and the Telephone No. 123 were also fitted with the same mechanism.  The coin mechanism is called a Mechanism No. 13.

Unlike later A&B coin boxes there were no active components housed in the case, except for the switchooks and receiver.

A separate Bellset and Transmitter had to be fitted.

The connection from the mechanism was by means of brass pins which located on brass springs, when the mechanism was swung into the casing.

Fitted with a Lock No. 31 (Engineering cover) and a Lock No. 4 (Coin box cover).

Superseded by the BCC No. 14.

Click here for more information on the Mechanism No. 13

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The two pictures of the Telephone No. 119 below look like pre-production mock up as there is no wiring and the front of the cash container is not right.  These pictures are dated 1924.

Front cover removed from the Coin Box exposing the Mechanism No.13 in position Front cover removed from the Coin Box exposing the Mechanism No.13 in maintenance position


BCC No. 13 - Manual Exchange use (left - Telephone No. 115) and Automatic Exchange use (right - Telephone No. 119)


BCC No. 13 with mechanism in the open position.


BCC No. 13 with engineers cover removed.


BCC No. 13 - close up of mechanism showing early style connectors (Dated 1926).



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