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
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3662
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons