Person    | Male  Born 3/12/1828  Died 5/7/1909

John Penfold

Surveyor and architect. Born John Wornham Penfold in Haslemere, Surrey. He was a founding member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and is best known for designing the British hexagonal pillar box.

In the television cartoon series 'Danger Mouse', the main character's sidekick is named Penfold, and their secret hideout is in a Penfold pillar box in Baker Street.

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John Penfold

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Penfold pillar box - EC1

Painted in the authentic green then in use, this is a reproduction of the Pen...

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