Building a Police Box
About a London police box
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The London police box was a little shed type structure used mainly as a communications base for patrolling police officers prior to the age of mobile telecommunications.
Typically, the boxes were blue. They allowed patrolling officers to keep in touch with the station via a phone.
The boxes had a light on top that would flash to alert the patrolling officer that the phone was ringing.
The public could also use the phone in an emergency.
The Metropolitan Police introduced police boxes throughout London between 1928 and 1937.
The Police Box was the inspiration for the well known TARDIS.
The TARDIS is a time machine featured in the very popular British science fiction television series “Doctor Who” that was first aired in 1963
The designs of the TARDIS props used in the television series have changed many times but none has really been an exact copy of the real police box.