Skip to content

“Young & Young”, Chelsea: shorn-off circle

“Young & Young” burglar alarm, Kensington and Chelsea • Attempting to proceed logically through the uncommon shapes, yesterday’s deep drum leads on to a nice silver box that’s almost a circle, except for a bit shorn off the base. Whether there’s a proper geometrical name for such a construct, I have no idea – “arc” doesn’t sound right, so maybe it’s a massive “segment”. Whatever it’s called, Young & Young are the only example of it I’ve come across on a sounder so far. • Spotted: Cadogan Street, Kensington and Chelsea, London, SW3, England, 2010 • Politics: In the Conservative constituency of Chelsea and Fulham

8 replies »


    Aside from that, awful engineer unfriendly boxes the Multibox, good idea on paper, worst idea I ever had fitting those.

      • I remember when they launched these, they were so desperate that when I made a (foolish) tentative enquiry, it wasn’t leaflets or brochures that arrived, 3 days later the doorbell rang and there was a box of 30 covers with really badly printed graphics using some really lo res graphic from my website! Took them to be recycled when I moved, what a waste, and yes how awful they were!

        • I just came across another Multibox in an old photo, too small to use here, but the firm was called Spyball, and the sounder was in Birmingham.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


A book about disappearing London

Formerly cover.
With photos by Vici MacDonald and poems by Tamar Yoseloff, Formerly is a beautiful little chapbook which is only £8.00 online – find out more here

Alarm Topics

%d bloggers like this: