John O'Byrne, Main Street, Killaloe, County Clare, 16th December, 1943.
Postcard. Obverse: addressed to John R Tinsly Esq., Upper William Street, Limerick, one and a half penny stamp, post mark ‘Cill Dálua, Co. An Chláir’, reverse: ‘Main Street/Killaloe/16.12.1943/Will you please send by rail/4 ch salt & 2 ch B soda/Yours truly/John O’Byrne.
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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