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Paper, 'Of salt' by John Byndlos

Reference number: CLP/6/52

Date: 02 May 1694


Paper regarding the making of salt in a salt mine called Saltern near Portsmouth [England]. The mine was owned by Captain Byndlos. Byndlos writes that salt made by the sun contains a substance called 'bittern' that causes meats to become rusty and hard. He reports that the salt made in Saltern is of a very high quality and has kept meat fresh for two years.

Subject: Industry / Mineralogy

Read to the Royal Society on 30 May 1694

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02 May 1694
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2 pages

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Paper, 'Of salt' by John Byndlos, 02 May 1694, CLP/6/52, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 30 November 2023

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