POST P.A. No. 1
|The Post P.A. No. 1 was introduced to the UK around 1933
and were used on the P.A. 101, 150, 150TD and 150MP schemes. They were made by
Ericsson and would be part of a Police system that was installed around a
Town. In the Police Station there would have been a switchboard, which was
wired away to strategic street positions where the Posts were located. Phones could also be wired
off these posts and they could be located inside nearby premises, say a Police
office. The strategic street positions
were on corners and in places were a person had a good view of the Police Post and a
Policeman could see the light flashing from a distance.
The Post is made of Cast Iron and had a triangular head. The head has three doors:
There are two other doors:
Most Posts P.A. No. 1 were either removed completely or replaced by Post P.A. No. 2 or No. 3 using the PA450 system. Most Police systems were defunct and withdrawn in the early 1960's as the Police changed over to radio communication.
These Posts were supplied by the GPO and came in a primed finish. The local Police force were responsible for the final coloured top coat of paint.
Colours generally chosen were red, light blue and dark blue.
Produced by Ericsson - see N20026.
Policeman making a public call
Last revised: February 23, 2021