c1930s Variable Tariff Public Telephone - Long Tom

 

More correctly called the variable tariff public telephone, Long Breech - aka Long Tom

 

 

 

 

c1930s Multi-Coin Public Telephone - A/B Button

First introduced in the 1930's to accept the penny, sixpence and shilling. The payphones were gradually upgraded with the change in call charges and in 1966, changed to accept decimal currency.

A further upgrade was the additional steel re-enforcing.

 

                                                      Criss cross pattern on the side is just reflection of the screen door