Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.
These are wonderful. So pleased the NLI are posting these. Keep 'em coming!
Your wish is our command, Damien! ;)
Wonderful picture of daily life in the 1930s.
I remember Denny sausages when I was young - they were nice. Are they still sold under the Denny brandname?
Absolutely! See www.denny.ie, although their website seems a little glitchy today.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Thank you. I've tried www.denny.ie and their website is looking somewhat funky. Bad PR for a good company!
I buy Denny's Butcher Style black and white puddings as I find them the nicest. However, I've not seen either of them on sale for some months now. Their standard black and white puddings are crap like the other brands so I don't buy them.
I grew up in the Limerick of the 40's and 50's and there were several bacon and sausage making factories in the city at that time. The sausage making rooms looked just like this and the scales are right for the period stu, avery were very modern and up to date in their design!
Are you happy enough, swordscookie, that these would have been Avery Scales? If you are, I'll add a tag - no pressure then! :)
The pressure got to me so I asked someone who would have known these rooms and the answer I got was either Berkel or Avery and now that I look at them again Berkel is the name that seems most likely!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/swordscookie Taken it under (your) advisement, and have tagged as Berkel! Thanks...
please MR AND MRS DENNY tell me where to buy the best PUDDINGS
IE DENNYS BUTCHERS STYLE OR CALLED CLASSIC
THEY ARE THE BEST BUT I CANNOT FIND THEM,
And the B.& B. at BUTTERFLY HILL FARM IN NEWTOWNMOUNTKENNEDY season has started with no puddings, i'm hoping you will help me SOON .
I remember Denny's factory in Morgan street and the condensation that would fall like rain from the plume of steam coming from the big chimney.
This is an advertisement for Henry Denny & Sons Ltd. from around 1930
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Hey Paul! Your lovely Denny's ad is not displaying properly here any more...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/ Thanks for pointing that out Carol, should be ok now.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Perfect, thanks!
I though this picture might be subtle comment on this one (education often being described by cynics as a 'sausage factory', a rather unpleasant process designed to turn out the same identical product again and again)
One of the weighing scales is definitely a W&T Avery
There is an old-fashioned lineshaft which is driving machinery through leather belts.
Small electric motors are driving high-speed machines through thin belts.
I wonder how many accidents were caused?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnspooner No John - serendipity rather than subtlety!
woodworker_34 The male staff at the back do not look like
they are working to hard especially the gent on the left
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] To be fair to them, I'd imagine they were loitering to be part of the photograph?
woodworker_34 I accept the slap on the wrist as they help make this
wonderful photo from 1937, just a few years before I started work
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Oh but I didn't mean it as a slap on the wrist! We don't do them around here... :)
woodworker_34 Jesting! and enjoy well deserved holidays
http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] Will do!
Love seeing the way we were, must have been quite an occasion having a photographer on the shop floor.
I have just added this photo to our 50,000+ Views Album.
Reverse view confirms scales are 'Avery': catalogue.nli.ie/Record/vtls000594897