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1879 – Clonmel Corporation’s Machinery Frustrations


Tipperary Free Press, 10 & 24 October 1879


It must have been music to the ears of South Tipperary’s prisoners and workhouse inmates – in October 1879 Clonmel Corporation took possession of a steam-powered stone breaker. And its first trial was “an unqualified success”:





No doubt elder readers of that week’s Tipperary Free Press were shaking their heads and wryly passing comment along the lines of “They don’t make ’em like they useta”.


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