Doctor Who Tardis Tin
This Blue Police Box / Doctor Who Tardis storage tin can be wiped clean (only) and is perfect for storing any keepsakes, knick-knacks, trinkets or, if you feel so inclined, dry food.
Dimensions: 12 x 21cm
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Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction TV series in the world and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, having been first broadcast in 1963. The Doctor of the title is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, who travel time and space - usually with human companions.
His means of transport is a TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension In Space), a sentient time-travelling space ship, the exterior of which appears as a British Police Box (a common sight in Britain when the series first aired). The box does not use the exact design of the actual Police Boxes of the time - the first TARDIS was designed by Peter Brachacki – and it has been refreshed several times in the life of the programme.
The Metropolitan Police first introduced blue police boxes (in London) in 1928 – with the now best-known design (by Gilbert MacKenzie Trench) following in 1929. Initially made of wood, the Trench design became largely concrete, which was more durable, though the doors stayed as wood (teak). Inside was for officers (for reading or completing reports, meal breaks, or temporarily holding prisoners for transport) and functional – a stool, table, incident book, brush and duster, fire extinguisher, first aid kit and a small electric heater. There was also a phone linked directly to the local police station, which could be used by officers or the public. The exterior had a light at the top; when flashing, police officers had to contact the station. The boxes stayed in use until the early 1970s, when personal radios, the 999 emergency number and public access to telephones conspired to make them somewhat redundant.