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Standard User Northwind
(learned) Thu 09-Feb-12 15:06:07
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Can you help identify this GPO roadside object?


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I walk past this odd grey object twice a day and have never succeeded in determining what it is.

Grey GPO object ( with adornment )

The road on which it is located has no overhead telephone cables, so I assume that they are buried and this may be a cable marker.

But it looks like it has a lock suitable for a utility key, which would suggest that it opens or that the sleeve slides-off.

There are no other examples along the road, and this one is tucked-in under a hedge.

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Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 09-Feb-12 15:13:10
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In reply to a post by Northwind:
I walk past this odd grey object twice a day and have never succeeded in determining what it is.

Grey GPO object ( with adornment )

The road on which it is located has no overhead telephone cables, so I assume that they are buried and this may be a cable marker.

But it looks like it has a lock suitable for a utility key, which would suggest that it opens or that the sleeve slides-off.If not a cable marker then, i don't know either

There are no other examples along the road, and this one is tucked-in under a hedge.

Yours curiously,
Anonymous
(Unregistered)Thu 09-Feb-12 15:15:14
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If it ain't a cable marker then i dunno either, (2nd attempt)


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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 09-Feb-12 15:17:07
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It's clearly very old and not necessarily anything to do with BT.

How deep is it? Could it perhaps be a snail-mail box for a property that might no longer be there? Possibly even replaced by a new housing estate?

Though it should be possible to see if it would open by looking or feeling down the sides?

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Thu 09-Feb-12 15:33:54
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Perhaps it's an early attempt at a master socket... Remove cover to plug in.

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Standard User RandomJointer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 09-Feb-12 15:50:25
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It's a jointing post. Prolly full of lead ins.

Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Thu 09-Feb-12 15:52:56
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It's a jointing post. Prolly full of lead ins.
Nah tongue.

It was for the postman to tie his horse up to in Victorian days, while he walked up house drives.

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Standard User adriandaz
(experienced) Thu 09-Feb-12 15:59:10
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A number of these dotted around Hull in certain areas too.

BT don't serve the area smile

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Standard User Daniel_g
(member) Thu 09-Feb-12 16:15:58
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Was doing the homework at got this. Near the bottom someone said metal with a cover that slides off. Then is what you say

Or is it for the horses.

Not sure now or is Bob pulling people legs!. Me not sure now. Did gpo service Hull once.

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Standard User Daniel_g
(member) Thu 09-Feb-12 16:18:57
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joiner, marker or a horse tie from the good old days. Who knows.

on the same serch results.

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