James B. Courtney, Killaloe, 8th July, 1944.


Postcard. Obverse: addressed to John R Tinsly Ltd, Upper William Street, Limerick, one and a half pence stamp; postmark ‘Cill na Dalua’; reverse: ‘Killaloe/July 8th ’44/Please send some bread soda &/some cut Lump salt & oblige/James B Courtney.

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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