Boxes, Coin, Collecting No. 14E
The Boxes Coin Collecting No. 14E were used in customers premises on a rental basis. They are of the Pre-payment type. The cash container lock was on the lower front of the box and the customer had a key. It was the customers responsibility to expected empty the cash container on a regular basis. The customer kept the money and used this to pay the rental and call charges.
This box introduced a new style plug and socket system for the Mechanism and an internal Bellset. This arrangement meant that the box was effectively self contained with no need for any external equipment.
The Bellset used was dependant on the type of exchange the coinbox was connected to.
They all use the Mechanism No. 14.
The Mechanism No. 14D was introduced when the UK converted to decimal currency.
In areas where malicious people pushed foreign objects into the coin slots a special hood could be fitted to prevent this. See picture below.
Variants for customers premises
Boxes Coin Collecting No. 14E and No. 14ED
Hood fitted over coin slots to prevent vandalism
Cover removed, with mechanism in the open position exposing a Bellset No. 40.
Last revised: March 19, 2023