Kelly's Kar Kompany

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When: 16 December 1929

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Mr. Kelly and staff provide a display of motor cars outside the premises on Catherine Street, Waterford. Can we take it that Mr. Kelly is the distinguished gentleman in the centre with bowler hat and top coat? The man second from the right looks like the doppelganger of Simon Harris, Irish Minister for Health! I wonder if the dealership is still around?

With thanks to input from several Flickroonies today (including Niall McAuley, sharon.corbet, B-59, BeachcomberAustralia and others) we were reminded that we've visited Kelly's dealership before, that it is the "purpose-built motor garage in Ireland", is still a motor dealers, though the Kelly's themselves (still in the trade) operate from a premesis outside the city proper....


Photographer: A. H. Poole

Collection: Poole Photographic Studio, Waterford

Date: Catalogue date c. 16 December 1929 (12:58 per clock)

NLI Ref: POOLEWP 3659

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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Feb/2019 08:49:28

    12:58 - lunch time !

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Feb/2019 08:53:03

    And a north-westerly wind ... 16 December 1929 was a Monday.

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    sharon.corbet

    • 07/Feb/2019 09:02:25

    Streetview. It's now Barrett Bros Skoda dealer.

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    CASSIDY PHOTOGRAPHY

    • 07/Feb/2019 09:57:01

    Irish version of Hertz.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Feb/2019 10:01:31

    Previously on Flickr: December 18, 1928

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    B-59

    • 07/Feb/2019 10:15:04

    Ireland's first motor garage! www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/environment-geography...

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    B-59

    • 07/Feb/2019 10:21:55

    It has a NIAH entry: www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&...

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    B-59

    • 07/Feb/2019 10:30:17

    "The Catherine Street garage was taken over by Waterford business man John Kelly who formed John Kelly (Waterford) Ltd. This business continued up until 1999, at which time it was relocated to the Cork Road. ... The Catherine Street premises were bought by Martin Barrett in 1999, trading as Martin Barrett Ltd." www.askaboutireland.ie/reading-room/environment-geography...

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    Kevinh16

    • 07/Feb/2019 11:47:03

    Brilliant image

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    Niall McAuley

    • 07/Feb/2019 12:25:32

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/66311327@N05] Streetview of John Kelly Ltd today on the Cork road.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 07/Feb/2019 14:39:04

    Do we know anything about the different models on display?

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    PerfectStills

    • 07/Feb/2019 18:34:37

    Amazing Photograph, Lovely to see it here. Thank you

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    sam2cents

    • 07/Feb/2019 20:31:21

    The guy in the leather coat and fedora has a real wise guy look about him. Very cool image.

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    KestrelSprite

    • 07/Feb/2019 20:51:53

    It appears that Kelly was a Morris dealership, as all the cars are that make. I'm not too good on cars of the 1920s (who is these days?) but the I think the models are from left to right: Minor (1928-32); Cowley (1926-30); 5 cwt van (Minor based); Isis? (1929-31); Oxford Six ? (1929-33)

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 07/Feb/2019 21:04:26

    The cars from left to right - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Minor_(1928) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Cowley#Morris_Cowley_Flatnose_(1926%E2%80%931931) "A 5-cwt van was added to the Minor range for 1930. It was displayed as Morris's smallest van offering at the 1929 Motor Transport Show." (see Morris Minor link above) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Oxford_Six#Oxford_Six_1929-1934 ?? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morris_Oxford_flatnose

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 08/Feb/2019 06:15:54

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/kestrelsprite] [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Thank you, how do you know these things?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 08/Feb/2019 07:55:07

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] I don't; the type of vehicle is written on the signs (see notes, and big thanks to megazoom™), and The Great God of Google and The Wonderful Wizard of Wikipedia are happy to share ...

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 09/Feb/2019 07:05:48

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] a few years back, we were on the same trip as a couple of honeymooners, he was smart and lets just say she was not. After almost every utterance by the husband the proud and beaming wife would exclaim "How do you know these things?" I wonder if they have a happy marriage?

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 09/Feb/2019 07:16:36

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/beachcomberaustralia] Is that an early Automobile Club logo above the second door? see www.classicdriver.com/en/collectible/automobile-club-grea... And perhaps an AA sign to its left?

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    BeachcomberAustralia

    • 09/Feb/2019 08:40:14

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland] I wonder if they managed to have children! Good call for both those signs - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Automobile_Club "Royal" after 1907 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Automobile_Association There is a lot of information in this one photo - here is the price of the left £161 car in today's (or 2017) worth - In 2017, the relative price worth of £161 0s 0d from 1929 is: £9,300.00 using the retail price index £9,150.00 using the GDP deflator In 2017, the relative wage or income worth of £161 0s 0d from 1929 is: £27,000.00 using the average earnings £49,500.00 using the per capita GDP In 2017, the relative output worth of £161 0s 0d from 1929 is: £71,500.00 using the GDP via - www.measuringworth.com/calculators/ukcompare/

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    BlueisCoool

    • 09/Feb/2019 22:47:09

    A wonderful looking capture.