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“Enright Security”, Southwark: futuristic

“Enright Security” burglar alarm, Southwark • I’ve already shown a small version of this as part of a decaying duo on an old laundry, so here it is in close-up: a superb vintage sounder with a sci-fi eye pierced by a lightning flash. Mike Hardesty, whose company it was, explains in his interesting comments here that the firm was started in 1976, named after his partner Eddy Enright, and sold to Lander Alarms in 1982. The logo was meant to represent an electronic eye, and was designed by a customer from his previous company who was “a bit of an arty person”. I bet he never thought it would turn up on a futuristic invention called “the internet” over 30 years later. • Spotted: Pages Walk, Southwark, London, SE1, England, 2010 • Politics: In the Liberal Democrat constituency of Bermondsey and Old Southwark

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  1. The box is a Radiovisor designed (mentioned earlier in Lockstock post), I can’t remember who made the plastic covered ones shown in the picture. After a few years I designed our own box which required a long non-standard box spanner to remove the four nuts holding the cover on. The metal work was made by Albart in Kent then coated by Plastic Coatings in Guildford and the internal parts fitted by our apprentices at our premises.

    Although a lot of these boxes would have had Lander Alarms labels fitted on them, there could still be quite a few out there because without the box spanner they could not be easily removed. I suspect there are lot of dummy boxes still on schools within the old GLC area as it was one of our main contracts or in the Wimbledon, Fulham, Battersea area.

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