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Porla Brunn 1826

1/700th part, Large, Picture, (J.Berzelius). (SAF.38)

The spa, situated between Lake Vänern and Lake Mälaren, was well known and used back in the Middle Ages. In 1721, Dr. Richter, a physician from the province of Västergötland, began using the spring which he had rediscovered with the help of old doeuments. In 1809, G. Strömstedt (1762-1835), a law enforcement officer, took over the management of the company. The spa received its royal charter in 1819 and in 1826 a company was founded. They issued 700 share certificates, each worth 50 riksdaler banko. The board of directors consisted of Jacob de la Gardie (1768-1853), Ehrenfried von Weigel (1776-1848), Gustaf F. Åkerhielm (1776-1853), Johan J Hedrén (17751861) and Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848). During the 1% century Porla was one of Sweden's most frequented spas. Today it is best known for its bottled mineral water.