WarRI1 wrote:Welcome back, and a fine set of photos too. I like the last one, I would swear that it was taken 50 years ago. My favorite though, and I am shocked is the one of the antique auto in front of the Tavern I presume, with the front number plate saying FU 2. I know you are a gentleman so I do not take offense, although over here those are fighting words.
ACDC8 wrote:Absolutely love the girl in the shower and the one with the couple and the umbrella
ACDC8 wrote:Sorry for the quality, didn't realize the brutal compression postimage uses - yikes
Braybuddy wrote:Thank you! I love your black and white shots, btw.
Braybuddy wrote:Know the feeling, I use Imgur and had to really intensify the blacks on the first and third images to make them solid.
Braybuddy wrote:WarRI1 wrote:My favorite though, and I am shocked is the one of the antique auto in front of the Tavern I presume, with the front number plate saying FU 2. I know you are a gentleman so I do not take offense, although over here those are fighting words.
Thanks, WarRI1. I can assure you that FU 2 means exactly the same over here as it does Stateside. No doubt it's just the owners of the pub having a bit of fun, though the interesting thing is that, even though it couldn't be an actual registration (it's too short), it's identical to a number plate from the first half of the last century, so I'm scratching my head here as to how they actually sourced it. Trust you to throw up some conundrum . . .
SheikhDjibouti wrote:No conundrum at all; FU 2 is a perfectly legitimate number plate in terms of format, as can be seen from this 1902 Napier, registered HE 1
SheikhDjibouti wrote:which leaves the question "how did they create a realistic facsimile of a 1920's number plate?
Braybuddy wrote:SheikhDjibouti wrote:No conundrum at all; FU 2 is a perfectly legitimate number plate in terms of format, as can be seen from this 1902 Napier, registered HE 1
But those prefixes were not used in Ireland. Our original system was similar to the British one, but all registrations contained either an I or a Z.
Sorry, can't let you get away with that last one. Previously there was a green Austin (also showing as "FU 2"), shown here with one headlight missing back in the days when the pub was just Fox's. I have seen more recent images of that same Austin, looking much smarter and potentially roadworthy ca 2009. However, your photo was taken some time after that, by which time the Austin had been replaced by a very tatty black Ford Popular, as I mentioned previously. And as both of us have observed, neither vehicle justifies a registration originally issued in the 1920's.There would have been very short registrations initially[ ], but you'd have to go back to the first decade of the 20th century for that [ ], which is too far back for the Austin here.
You can't get personalised number plates here either, so that's out
SheikhDjibouti wrote:...leaves the question "how did they create a realistic facsimile of a 1920's number plate?
Obviously, somebody somewhere still makes these plates for historic vehicles.That's the $64,000 question! It certainly looks real.
SheikhDjibouti wrote:I'll agree the registration isn't local to Dublin, but if you are going to be pedantic..
SheikhDjibouti wrote:And as that's my 999th post, it's time for me to go.
Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish.
Braybuddy wrote:SheikhDjibouti wrote:I'll agree the registration isn't local to Dublin, but if you are going to be pedantic..
Oh wow, pot, kettle and black! Rather than go into long-winded possible explanations, I tried to be as concise as possible which sacrificed accuracy for brevity. I didn't think readers of a Non-Av Pic thread would thank me for even a potted History of Irish Registration Plates. That's the trouble with internet forums: you leave out the tiniest details and you'll be slaughtered . . . You've obviously done some research on Irish registration plates, and your information is generally correct, although registrations from other counties within the Republic would never, ever, be considered "foreign". And yes, you can order registrations out-of-sequence, but actual personalised plates are out. You are right about the Ford Popular though. I've seen the Austin Seven there so many times I hadn't realised it had been replaced (even with the different colour ) and the number plate retained, although I reckon you're out by 30 years on the age of the vehicle.SheikhDjibouti wrote:And as that's my 999th post, it's time for me to go.
Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish.
Hmmmm . . . . can I quote you on that?
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