Sir Charles Parsons – Irish engineer

Great event at Trinity College last night to launch a beautiful silver coin for this Irish engineering genius and inventor of the turbine. He was recognized many years ago on an Irish stamp series for science and technology.

Parsons stamp

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Imperial Service Medal

This medal can be awarded to civil servants for particularly diligent, faithful  and effective service and occasionally it was awarded to Irish Post Office staff in the days before independence in 1922. The example shown here was given to solicitor in the GPO over a century ago. It bears the insignia of Edward VII and the wording “For faithful service”.

 

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