D Meehan, 85 Parnell Street, Ennis, County Clare, 9th June, 1944


Postcard. Obverse: addressed to Messrs J R Tinsly, Salt Merchants, Limerick, three half penny stamps; postmark ‘Inish’, reverse: ’85 Parnell Street, Ennis,/June 9th, ’44/Dear Sir/Please send per bus/early Saturday 2 dozen/Topper Black Bush Polish/@ 5/9 (in tins) & oblige/D Meehan/Also 2 doz Brown (dark) in tins if in stock.’

John Richard Tinsly established his firm in Limerick in 1840 to bring salt from Britain to Ireland. In the days before electricity, salt was used to preserve meat, mostly bacon and salted herrings.

Tinsly’s celebrated 175 years in business in 2015 and today supplies salt mainly for water treatment purposes as it removes calcium, magnesium and limes scale.

John Richard Tinsly was mayor of Limerick in 1865.

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