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Object Name/Title: RAC Kiosk
Description:
SENTRY BOX No 172 Sparkford was located on the Wincanton to Ilchester Road A303 and A359 and is recorded in the 1930s RAC Handbook. The telephone number was Marston Magna 32, but changed to North Cadbury 224 in 1950. Prior to major refurbishment at Avoncroft the Box belonged to the Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford. Points of interest include RAC telephone signage, Location map and Honesty Box. Similar sentry style boxes were installed in the 1920s, including the Lutyens design with double doors at the top opening. Number manufactured: a few 100s
Date: Probably 1930s to early 1950s
Dimensions: 33 x 33 x 96 inches
Classification: The network and street furniture
Owning Collection: Avoncroft Museum
Reference: KC_K40
Thesaurus Term: motoring telephone kiosks