enamelled notice regarding stone throwing, 1910-1936

Made:
1910-1936 in United Kingdom

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Enamelled notice "Persons throwing stones at the telegraph will be prosecuted", unknown maker for the General Post Office, British, 1910-1936.

Ceramic insulators on telegraph and telephone lines were a very tempting target for vandalism for those with catapults and air guns. This sign attempted to dissuade would-be vandals, but the marks suggest that it became a target itself.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1985-587
Materials:
enamel and metal (unknown)
type:
regulatory sign
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • sign - promotional or advertising artefact
credit:
Donated by BT Heritage and Archives