Messrs John Kelly Ltd. Damaged motor cycle.

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Where: Waterford, Ireland

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When: 01 January 1930

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Just a week ago I was taking a shot of a Triumph 1500 cc, streamlined piece of elegance and the contrast with todays image could hardly be more striking! This is a beautiful old bike, slightly damaged but well worth viewing. The straight exhaust pipe with no baffles or silencing must have heralded its approach for miles around.

Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: c.3 January 1930


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    Dr. Ilia

    • 17/Aug/2016 08:00:18

    beautiful color

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    • 17/Aug/2016 11:15:24

    Vehicle reg (996) doesn't indicate anything exotic. (WI 1 to WI 9999 were issued for vehicles registered in Waterford with between Jan 1904 and Jan 1966. So consistent with date/location). According to this website, the patent number which [] has highlighted is the patent which Cotton received for the style of frame. (Which the ads linked from that website describe as a "world-class triangulated frame".)

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    Dún Laoghaire Micheál

    • 17/Aug/2016 19:34:01

    Ouch! Somebody got hurt real bad if the front rim is anything to go by. Maybe this shot - was taken in support of an insurance claim.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 17/Aug/2016 22:11:43

    Thanks all! We hadn't quite realised that we'd posted this one previously - great that the higher resolution (and new megazoom) allowed for the patent number/etc to be picked out. We shall (hopefully) explore entirely fresh ground tomorrow....