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G3 Gratte Brothers Security Management Limited

“GB Gratte Brothers Security Management Limited” burglar alarm, City of Westminster • I found this on Covent Garden tube station (note brown ceramic tiles). It seemed like a weird name, and I’ve never found any others, so I thought maybe it was a one off. Then the other week I saw a Gratte Brothers van going down my road – and thus discovered they are a major building services company. I assumed the logo said “G3” –  which it certainly looks like – so posted it in the “numbers” theme. Bur a commenter (see below) informs me it’s actually “GB”, which shows how important clear design is! • Spotted: Long Acre, City of Westminster, London, WC2, England, 2012 • Politics: In the Conservative constituency of Cities of London and Westminster

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  1. Gratte Brothers are a large electrical contractors who moved into security.

    Nothing to do with this post, I have just come back from three weeks in Thailand and did not see one alarm box, not even on the banks.

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