Proto-Sat-Nav

A big thank you to Dave Loney for sending me a Practical Motorist ‘Principal ROAD ROUTES of Great Britain‘ in immaculate condition. This tiny (4″ x just over 3″) booklet of major route itineraries was probably a give-away with Practical Motorist magazine, and has a ‘puff’ for the rag at threepence a copy. A check on Ebay and a squint at the magazine covers on offer suggests that this was the price in the 1930s. It wouldn’t do these days as a sat-nav substitute – there is no route from the pilates studio to Waitrose. The  booklet is scanned as a ‘gallery’ in the Maps & Miscellanea section.

Practical Motorist