AB coin-type Payphone
Black metal box. At the front, it bears the feature letters AB to which its name is attributed. It is the most common type of payphone that was installed in UK telephone booths from the 1930s until the 1970s. At the top, there are coin collection slots and on the front, a coin return slot. Moreover, the activation key and the safety lock are also visible. The device was accompanied and connected to a separate telephone set. The particularity of this exhibit lies on the fact that the coin collecting slot bears the inscription “50 mils 5 mils”, namely, it refers to a subdivision of the Cyprus pound which was used as currency during the period 1955-7938.