Stripped


Carl has now sandblasted the phone box, removing all the paint and returning it to its original casting state. I learn that this K6 was cast in 1935 at the Saracen Foundry in Glasgow – as shown in the casting lettering on the back. The lid is cracked and is going to be replaced, but in every other respect it’s come up good as new – take a look at the way the sandblasting has revealed the crisp detail of the casting on the Tudor crown.

Here's the K6 immediately after sandblasting - back to the bare cast iron

Here's the K6 immediately after sandblasting - back to the bare cast iron

Here's the tudor crown after sand-blasting - not a speck of rust!

Here's the tudor crown after primer has been applied - not a speck of rust!

The K6 is now almost completely paint-free, revealing the cracked roof, which is to be replaced.

The sandblasting and priming has shown more clearly the cracked roof, which is to be replaced.

Here, you can see the original 1930s GPO trailer on which Carl transports his K6s

Here, you can see the original 1930s GPO trailer on which Carl transports his K6s

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