P. Mescall, Market Street, Kilrush, County Clare, 5th July, 1918


Postcard. Obverse: addressed to J.R Tinsly Esq, Import Merchant, Limerick, two half penny stamps, post mark ‘Kilrush’; reverse: ‘Market Square/Kilrush/July 5th, 18/Dear Sir/Please send on Glynn’s steamer next/next sailing from Limerick a few/barrels of oil please say by return/how many oil barrels will be due to you/P. Mescall’.

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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