Sandstone Heritage Trust - News
HTN 210 - Sentinel S4 receives first post restoration upgrade
23rd May 2007
Charles Viljoen and Henry Dearlove spent the weekend working on our S4 Sentinel. Charles had to make a number of adjustments which were needed to improve the performance. For every kilometre that the S4 travels more and more items which need attention reveal themselves.
The truck is almost at the stage where it can embark on some serious Road Runs. Our pictures tell the story.
Sent: 04 June 2007 08:43
Subject: Re: SENTINEL S4
I must congratulate all concerned for the surperb restoration of the Sentinel S4, the vehicle will most certainly do you proud.
I would however just like to pass on some information regarding the S4 from our records. The vehicle originally worked and came from the then Grootfontein Mine near Springs who donated it to the JHMT through the office of the Late James Hall, it then stood at the museum for many years before being placed on loan with the Midmar Museum in Pmb. When Midmar was eventually closed the items belonging to the museum had to be returned which was the case with the S4. After spending another few years at the museum, it was transfered to Sandstone as per your quote.
I will be interested in the progress of your proposed road trip in the near future and would like to keep contact in this regard, perhaps we could follow portion in order to take photographs and document the story.
Wishing you all the best.
Head of Institution
James Hall Museum of Transport.
P O Box 517, Newtown, 2113