St. Louis Police Department

Telephone and Box


aw item number:  2004.153
manufacturer:  American Foundry, St. Louis, MO
model:  police telephone
year:  1914

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size:  11.825L x 15.75H x 7.75W

color: Silver and black composition:  Cast iron
acquisition date:  1/1/2004

status:  Collection

description:  A cast iron police phone box with a single pitch roof line, rain cap drip edge and keyed access door.  Casted raised lettering and outer relief lines were painted black for added attraction.  This box was mounted on a special type of pedestal that was designed for Forest Park. AW # 2004.153A

information:  The original location of this police telephone was at the Forest Park Mounted Police Stables.  This type of box was made specifically for the St. Louis Fire and Police Telegraph Department by American Foundry.

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