Welsbach mantle


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Welsbach mantle

The kind of mantle used in gasoline and propane lanterns to greatly increase the amount of light from the flame. The mantle was originally used with the natural and artificial gaslights of the early 1900s and, for a while after its introduction, was often called the Welsbach mantle from its inventor, Carl von Welsbach.
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This Welsbach mantle, when used in a kerosene lamp, gave such a bright light that it allowed kerosene lamps to compete with electric light for another thirty years or so.