M Griffin, Ennistymon, County Clare, 9th April, 1946
Postcard. Obverse: addressed to Mr J R Tinsly & Co, Salt Stores, William Street, Limerick, one penny and one half penny stamps, post mark Illegible; reverse: ‘Dear Sir/I beg to remind you/of the Credit (II) Bags/(reminder of text difficult to read due to style of writing). ‘Trying to get from CIE’ is written in red ink in top left hand corner.
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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