This blog is intended as a very occasional series of rambling notes documenting my thoughts and original research relating to the 1845 Franklin Expedition.
Tuesday, 25 June 2019
Victualling Victoria's Navy - 5. Goldner's Patent Preserved Provisions
The final step in the process is to keep the filled can in a warm place for at least a week. This was achieved using a plastic crate and a 40 Watt heater. If there were any viable microorganisms left inside, this was their chance to show themselves by bulging out the ends of the can. Pleased to say that there was noting to report on this score. Painted up and labelled, the cans look almost too good to use for anything other than display, but opened they will be, and their contents tasted. Could they be anything other than delicious?
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Good point, I never thought of it before....protective gear while canning food .ReplyDelete
We can all bet that in Goldner's scheme to cheat the Admiralty , he did not provide protection for his underpaid workers. Wonder how many workers got scalded?
Hi Soloman. Sounds like you're referring to the fictionalised Goldner there. From the historical record his product was of beyond reproach at least up to 1847. As for safety, there is a report of a fatality at the Houndsditch works when a whole turkey was being canned but it is not clear whether this was in Goldners day or after 1851 when the business had been passed on to McCall. I wouldn't be surprised if there were quite a few lesser accidents.Delete
Excellent work! I really really love it!ReplyDelete
Impressive Peter, I never thought you could go that farReplyDelete
I would LOVE to purchase one off you or, commission one I should put it. I'm serious! Astonishing work!ReplyDelete
Thanks. There may be a gift ship opened at the end of the experiment.Delete