John G. McInerney, Agricultural Machinery and General Hardware, Parliament Street and Monastery Road, Ennistymon, County Clare, 11th June, 1951.
Postcard. Obverse: addressed to Messers John R Tinsly Ltd, Limerick, one penny stamp, post mark illegible; reverse: ‘for 139 sugar bags/returned per lorry/25/5/51/John McInerney’
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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