Reference numberCLP/9i/4
TitlePaper, an account of how to make ceruse by Philip Vernatti
DescriptionDescribes the process of manufacturing ceruse or ceruss [white lead], beginning with casting lead into thin plates to be placed in pots with vinegar and buried in a heap of horse dung for three weeks to make the conversion. Provides details about the dangers to the workers associated with producing ceruse (eg stomach pains, dizziness, blindness).

Published in ''Philosophical Transactions' as, 'A relation of the making of Ceruss'

Subject: Chemistry / Metallurgy / Industry
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1677.0036
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 12, no 137, p 935
Related records in the catalogueRBO/1/7
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