Lots of discussion today about a clock, a public convenience and apples, it reminded me of a sketch from Halls Pictorial Weekly (for those of you old enough to remember, it was popular way back in the last century).
A summary here would not do justice to all of the comments below, you will have to read them all yourself, I guarantee you will enjoy.
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio
Date: between ca. 1901 and 1954
NLI Ref: P_WP_0294
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons