gas mantle


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gas mantle

n
(Chemistry) a mantle for use in a gaslight. See mantle4
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Back in the 1950s, I can never remember having a meaningful conversation with my grandfather in that era in which children were "seen and not heard", He would sit under the light of an old gas mantle, a quiet figure who nevertheless had an amazing story to tell.
The Welsbach Company and the General Gas Mantle Company used radioactive material thorium from the late 1890s to 1941 to make the gas lamps manufactured at the facilities glow brighter.
She in turn, of an evening, with the 'rewood I'd garnered from the seashore spitting in the hearth and the gas mantle hissing above, took me back through the closed crofting community of her birth in the late nineteenth century.
The late 19th century also saw the invention of the gas mantle, whereby light output was improved by bringing a solid material to incandescence within the flame.
We had gas lighting in the house and I often remember being sent to buy a new gas mantle, which were so fragile you only had to look at one to break it, or so it seemed.
EPA Region 2 spokeswoman Beth Totman reported the dignitaries were present last week to watch the demolition of a Dynamic Blending building adjacent to the former General Gas Mantle facility in Camden.
My mother moved in when she first got married, there was no gas then, but I always remember the gas mantle and the little grey cooker.
I spent my early years as a war baby in my grandma's terraced city centre house that had one small room on the ground floor, sink and oven in the corner, kitchen table and chairs, settee, one armchair, sideboard and a gas mantle.
We, on the other hand, would be under the street gas mantle lights, in leaking shoes, hand-made scarves, no gloves, no hats, freezing to bits as the snow or sleet lashed us, and more likely than not being told to "sod off up your own end" by people who found it hard to give when they hadn't got two ha-pennies to rub together.