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Sentry Box, 1971
Sentry Box, 1971
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Brief Description: Tin in the shape of a sentry box with illustrations around sides of Guardsman, Royal Marine, Yeoman and Hussar. Red and white background. Marked 2746/3970
Subject Date: 1971 - 1973
Creator: Huntley, Boorne & Stevens
Publisher: Huntley & Palmers
Full Description: By the 1960s most tins were of a regular shape with lift off lids. Huntley & Palmers continued to produce tins for children, in particular the small round tins with television characters portrayed on the lid, however toys with moving wheels and intricate detail were no longer produced. This tin, with a slit in its red plastic lid, could have been reused as a money box. It was made by Huntley, Boorne & Stevens of Reading.
Collection: Reading Museum Service
Dimensions: Height: 19.2cm, Width: 7.8cm, Depth: 7.8cm
Subject: money box, sentry box, soldier, object, money, costume <mens costume>, arms and armour
Content Type: tin
Location: Reading Museum Service
Local Ref: REDMG : 1992.2.352
Unique ID: rm-rm-1992_2_352~1_472-i-00-000.tif
IPR: Reading Borough Council (Reading Museum Service)
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