Fire Engine No. 9 or Dust Cart no. 9?

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This is the long vista of the South Mall in Cork.

Is this a really early fire engine filling up from a hydrant? Or is there another explanation why No. 9 needed water?

Date: 1871-1883

NLI Ref.: STP_0972

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  1. archiseek 16 months ago | reply

    Hmmm.... I don't assign a date unless I have backup (online or book) but cannot find where I got the 1881. I thought perhaps it was Williams who has been suspect at some times in the past, but this bank isn't in it.. So i'd run with the DIA date on this building 1855.

  2. dorameulman 16 months ago | reply

    Wonderful. Thanks.

  3. John Spooner 16 months ago | reply

    There's a mention of a hydrant in an account of a fire in Cork on August 15th 1860, so they must have been installed before then.

  4. ccferrie 16 months ago | reply

    thanks for that. Denny Lane is actually listed in 's plaque document but I stupidly thought it was an address!

  5. ccferrie 16 months ago | reply

    Thanks Paul! (1855 btw)

  6. John Spooner 16 months ago | reply

    The meetings of the Dublin Corporation in 1849 are full of discussion of the Gavin fire plug, or Dublin fire plug, invented by Alderman Charles Gavin. There follow adverts placed by grateful citizens whose property has been saved by the Gavin fire plug, and accounts of its effiacacy in combatting fires. I wonder if its use spread elsewhere (e.g. to Cork)?

  7. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 16 months ago | reply

    Thanks very much! So, we're still at 1871-1883...

  8. ccferrie 16 months ago | reply

    No. 63 where you have noted the plate on the wall was the home of Samuel Henry Hobart MD until sometime between 1863 and 1870 when Michael Murphy, Wine Merchant became the occupant. Mr Murphy would have been there when this photo was taken but I'm not sure if that helps identify the plate (btw he had a bit of a run in with the editor of the Irish Builder in 1882)

  9. swordscookie 16 months ago | reply

    Some people are feeling neglected:-(

  10. DannyM8 16 months ago | reply

    Carol - I have noticed a problem.

    Total Number of Photos in archive 5,000,000
    Photos posted per annum estimate 275
    Total number of years 18,182

    Sure you will be retired before you have the archive fully posted.............

  11. swordscookie 16 months ago | reply

    Carol is only a youngster, there's a good chance she'll be finished long before then!

  12. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 16 months ago | reply

    Feeling older by the day! And dog-tired too... :)

  13. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 16 months ago | reply

    Ladies and Gentlemen, I found Guy's Munster Directory from 1886 this afternoon. Took a pic of the 2 pages of businesses, so if anyone has any questions about who was where on the South Mall in 1886, I'm your man (er, woman)...

  14. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 16 months ago | reply

    Calling all Flickroonies! Come in Flickroonies! Any chance ye'd cross-pollinate and have a quick look at this one for me, please? (There's a Terror Cavern!)

    I know most of you would be able to identify these politicians and well-known Irish figures in your sleep...

  15. FrigateRN 16 months ago | reply

    Once again a lovely old picture.

  16. National Library of Ireland on The Commons 16 months ago | reply

    Thanks for heading over to the Terror Cavern!

  17. guliolopez 16 months ago | reply

    FYI. While rushing around town before the hols I took a blurry one-hander of the Denny Lane plaque at #72

  18. excellentzebu1050 16 months ago | reply

    Brilliant in one word

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