In the early days of telephones there were competing networks of telephones. Hull Corporation ran a public network and the City was also on the network of the National Telephone Company. There were few 'phones in private homes, so public telephones were good business. Not all were in kiosks. Many were in shops and the caller paid the shop-keeper for the call.This sign was used in Hull.
Public Telephone sign
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Made in London. Used in Hull
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