Photograph Gallery Below are galleries of pillar, wall and lamp boxes contributed by members of the Group. Click to display pictures of a particular type. Pillar Box Found in built-up areas, especially outside Post Offices Wall Box Usually installed in a convenient wall where a large pillar box is not required. Only the front of the box is visible. Lamp Box Small box found in large numbers in rural areas. Sometimes attached to a lamp post (hence the name), on a metal pole or installed in a wall, as per a wall box. Also includes pedestal boxes. EDWARD VII TYPE C PILLAR BOX Dual aperture pillar boxes were introduced in London in 1899 to provide extra capacity at busy locations as more and more letters were being posted. The apertures were labelled ‘Town’ and ‘Country’, to help speed up the sorting process, as this allowed the mail in each half of the pillar pox to be collected separately and taken to different sorting offices. The box illustrated here was one of two versions which carried the cipher of Edward VII. Particulars Name: Type C Pillar Box Manufacturer: Handyside Introduced: 1905 Construction: cast iron Height: 63 inches Diameter: 22¼ inches Circumference: 91 inches Weight: 17¾ cwt. LBSG type number: PB1022 Total in LBSG records: 54 This error message is only visible to WordPress admins Error: No connected account. Please go to the Instagram Feed settings page to connect an account.