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.
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- regulatory sign
- visual and verbal communication
- sign - promotional or advertising artefact
- Donated by BT Heritage and Archives
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