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The K6 was widely used to replace K1s and K3 and by the end of production, there were nearly 70,000 K6s in Britain. The K7 was not adopted as a new design and only 5 were made.
Many areas didn't approve of the red and so were allowed to paint them in alternative colour schemes (although these days, most of them have been returned to red! Now into the 1960's and the GPO were considering a new design. In 1965, another competiton was held to design a new kiosk, the K8.
Things were still to change, over the next few years many different designs of telephone kiosk were looked at but none chosen as kiosks for the country.
In 1985, the most radical change was to happen, British Telecom announced there would be a major improvement to the public telephone service and introduced the 'KX' range.
With the K3s still at large and problems occuring with them, a new cast iron box was needed and in 1936 the K6 appeared for the first time on the streets.
For a brief time, the K8 was painted yellow but this didn't last and they were soon returned to red.
Vandalism was always a problem with telephone boxes and during the 70s British Telecom made another modification to the K6, many kiosks had their glazing bars ripped out and had a single piece of glass put in like the K8.
Of the street kiosks, there were many different designs, often localised to specific towns, Birmingham & Norwich each producing their own designs.
In 1921, the first standard kiosk would appear, the 'K1'.