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Kinsale in County Cork, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

The History of The Tumble Cart

 
 
The History of The Tumble Cart Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
1. The History of The Tumble Cart Marker
Inscription.  

Up to this time, William Smith & Sons had relied almost entirely on the increasing trade in sweepers, scrapers, spare parts and brushes. The range of machines available had been frequently updated and fifteen types of sweepers were now being manufactured, to suit the requirements of customers in many different countries. They were made to sweep to the right or the left, for one horse or two and they were adapted to be drawn by mules in Egypt or bullocks in India.

Gradually other vehicles were produced, which John referred to as 'novelties', but which proved to be the fore-runners of the many 'municipal vehicles', which the company were to produce over the next eighty year, or so. One of them,,[sic] designed by Charles James, was a horse-drawn 'Tumbler Cart', made in various sizes from two hundred to three hundred and fifty gallon capacity. It was designed to deal with the disposal of liquid and semi-solid waste material, which was a big problem to the sanitary departments of local authorities, before the days when all properties were conne[c]ted to the main sewers. This is one of those carts

Tidy Towns Project 2017.
Researched
The History of The Tumble Cart Marker and Cart image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
2. The History of The Tumble Cart Marker and Cart
by Teddy McNamara & Charles Henderson
of Kinsale Tidy Towns

Photo of David Gardner along side Tumble Cart.
While on holidays in Kinsale, David who worked for the
Smith family of Barnard Castle for over 40 years,
was delighted to come across a 'Tumble Cart'
drawn by one horse in its day


 
Erected 2017 by Kinsale Tidy Towns and Eli Lilly.
 
Location. 51° 42.382′ N, 8° 31.426′ W. Marker is in Kinsale, Munster, in County Cork. Marker is at the intersection of Market Lane and Milk Market, on the right when traveling west on Market Lane. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinsale, Munster P17 VY24, Ireland. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kinsale - A Walled Town (here, next to this marker); Kinsale Town Wall (here, next to this marker); Peter Barry (within shouting distance of this marker); Múseum / Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Lt Michael P Murphy (within shouting distance of this marker); The White House (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue Haven Old Fish Market Wall Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Nautical Artefacts at Kinsale Museum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kinsale.
 
Categories.
Tumble Cart image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 17, 2019
3. Tumble Cart
Charity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesRoads & Vehicles
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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