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West Side Warehouse


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Police Telegraph

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A certainly antiquated pilice pull-box in downtown ...

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One of the many in downtown ...

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vz: 26th Aug 2005 - 01:58 GMT

ah, i've been meaning to take a day-trip to downtown newark... mainly to look for relics like these

Chuck Traficante: 19th Sep 2005 - 01:21 GMT

Does anyone know if the large police telegraph call boxes are still on utility poles in Newark? when I moved from the area about 10 years ago, there were still many on poles, especially "Down Neck".
If they are, would like to know what the city might do with them as
I would be interested in acquiring some of them.

Peter: 19th Sep 2005 - 13:46 GMT

well, theres one up there in the photo, for starters ;)

STEVE: 13th Jan 2006 - 05:28 GMT

I randomly happened upon your post. I'm not from Newark, but these boxes are telephones that the police used to call for help or report in early in the 20th century. They may still be working for back-up. These bring a price of several hundred dollars on Ebay. They say telegraph because some had an automatic telegraph that would send the number (location) of the box if the policeman only had time to insert his key.

Addison: 20th Apr 2006 - 05:18 GMT

We have one of these hanging on the wall on the patio of our porch. My partner's dad was a beat cop here in Tampa and it's the one that was on his beat.

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