These photos are of the restoration process we went through with a fire department call box. It came to us in pretty bad shape and required sandblasting, repair work, wiring and repainting. The manufacturer is unknown, but the style strongly resembles that of Gamewell fire boxes of the 1940s and 1950s. Gamewell Corp. of Massachusetts has been a major manufacturer of fire and police call boxes since 1879.
The box was missing the upper door that would originally have had a pull down alarm, but this was remedied by adding the telephone with a light above. The vintage wall phone is also from the 1950s. The finished product is a functional telephone stand as well as a great conversation piece. This is a great example of how vintage items can be restored and repurposed to use in your home or office today as a truly unique decorating touch.
This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby.