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Hi,
I am trying to identify this cabinet, it has the trademark of BI Callendar's on the front and the lock on the door looks very 1950s. I have called out SSE and they say the wireing is dead and they think it belongs to BT. I am thiking more like old tramway or street lighting controls. Who should be the person to sort it out?
Location Southall / Northolt London.
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snowhead

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Rediffusion or other old Cable TV / radio network.
Ownership and Responsibility of old Cable TV / Radio cabinets, undergraound ducts and overhead cables and poles passed to the new CATV operator in that area when the original franchises were set up.
That responsibility will have passed through all the mergers and take overs, so is probably now Virgin Media if they operate in that area.

Rediffusion had wide coverage where I live and there were many similar boxes, the few that remain have NOT BT and NO POWER painted inside them.

There's probably a cable chamber nearby in the pavement it may have a name on.

Alternately speak to the Local Authority, they should have records.
 

Marvo

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British Insulated Callender's Cables, better know as BICC and later as BIC (British Insulated Cables) used to do a lot of marshalling cabinets in the 40's and 50's for street lighting electrification.
 

Dave OCD

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If it's old and obsolete the best and tidiest way would be to remove the cabinet, cut all the cables off below ground level and reinstate.
 

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