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Ex-alarm, Hackney: robot skull

Ex-burglar alarm, Hackney • This ivory plastic skeleton suggests a robotic skull, and offers slightly more clues than yesterday’s anonymous backplate. Peer closely and there’s a maker’s mark impressed top left, which reads “Designed and manufactured in England by Texecom registered design no 2036725” (I think). An easy clue for any experts out there! • Spotted: Clifton Street, Hackney, London, EC2, England, 2008 • Politics: In the Labour constituency of Hackney South and Shoreditch

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    • Wow, I can’t believe you went to check it out on the amazing Google street view – and that it is still there! (Though street view dates from around 2009 and the photo from 2008 so perhaps not surprising.) Just checked it out myself, and you are quite right about a box near it – an AK alarm, with an elderly Chubb above it too, I notice.

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