Value of Preservativas.
Several aamples of butter, says the "Melbourne Age," packed at the same time as some sent to London about two month ago, were opened at the offices of tlie Fresh Food and Frozen Storage Company. It was explained by Mr D. Wilson, the dairy expert of the Agricultural Department, that three firms had taken the opportunity, of having their patents for package of butter tested. The butter was made on the 14th June, 1890, m one churning; and six boxes were filled, three of which were shipped to London, and the remainder kept m Melbourne m a cool chamber. Tlie competitors m the test were as,follows: — R. A. Robertson (Reiser's patent), one box 1 foot square, made out of seasoned Victorian mountain ash, lined with vegetable paper, and the butter salted to the extent of 4£lb to 1001 bof butter . J. Williamson, Paragon Dairy Utensils Company, Burnley, one box, 1 foot square enamelled inside, and the bntter salted to the extent of 4|lb to 1001 b, and m addition 21b of Forest's preservativas ; Findlay and Company, Dunedin, one box 1 foot square, lined with vegetable paper, the butter, being salted at the rate of 41b. to 1001 b., and i» addition lflb. of preservativaß. The judges came to the conclusion that 3 per cent, of salt and Ii per cent, of pmservativas were sufficient to preserve butter fresh and free from taint until it reached the London market. But the butter which contained the preservativas was worth 3a. per lb. more than that which was only salted. The competitors were congratulated on the result of the experiment.
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Value of Preservativas., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2515, 11 September 1890
Value of Preservativas. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2515, 11 September 1890
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