Ernest Guglielminettiwas InventorDoc
On 1894, he settled in Monaco where he met Prince Albert I who asked him what could be done to ban the dust stirred up by the first motor vehicles. He applied an idea found in Indonesian hospitals where wooden floors were coated with tar: he developed a new mixture of tar, gravel and sand for binding the dust.
A monument next to the Saltina bridge in Brig commemorates Ernest Guglielminetti.
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