Soft Inverted Gas Mantle Pair, 2 per package
( #2 Ceramic Ring, 3/4" ID x 1 1/8" OD )
1 package $ 9.50
36 packages $ 288.00
125 packages $ 1,062.50
Carton quantity: (4-Cases)
500 packages $ 3,750.00
Same mantles that were made by AUERGESELLSCHAFT in Germany
Inverted Hard Gas Mantle, 1 per tube.
( #2 Ceramic Ring, 3/4" ID x 1 1/8" OD )
Carton quantity: (50-Cases)
1 tube $ 11.50
20 tubed mantles $ 210.00
1000 tubed mantles $ 9,500.00
Soft Upright Mantle
N/A - Older
Upright Gas Mantles
1 per box
Soft Flexible fabric is less brittle
than traditional hard style !!
( 4" Height x 1" ID Base )
1 boxed $ 12.50
12 boxed mantles $ 138.00
Carton quantity: (12-Cases)
144 boxed mantles $ 1,368.00
indoor natural and liquid gas lamps.
light must be equiped to use
pre-formed mantle, not tie on mantle.
Inverted Hard Mantle, 1 per tube
Ceramic Ring, 1" ID x 1 1/4" OD )
( Mantle Height 2" )
Carton quantity: (2-Cases)
1 tube $ 13.95
24 tubed mantles $ 310.80
48 tubed mantles $ 573.60
watts = 1360 Lumens
680 Lumens per Mantle
1 Mantle = about 50 Watts
60 Candle Power Equal to a 75 Watt bulb
von Welsbach Museum
Dr. Carl Auer
The invention of the
incandescent gas mantel "Auerlicht" (gas mantle light)
made him famous in the scientific as well as in the technical world. On
the 30th of March 1905, the "Academy of Sciences" in Vienna, learned of
discovery of the elements Ytterbium and Lutetium.
Dr. Carl Auer von Welsbach knew how to use his knowledge of chemistry
and metallurgy of rare earth elements most effectively and
He is considered to be the founder of the industrial processing of rare
earth elements. One of his most significant achievements in this
is the gas mantle light (1885) which illuminated towns all over the
world. Furthermore, the Osmium-bulb, the first metal
filament light bulb,
replaced the carbon filament bulb, which had been developed by Edison.
The invention of the metal filament bulb was of great importance for
today`s lighting system.
Light bulbs which today are used in every home and for every motor
vehicle, are products that originate from Auer von Welsbach`s metal
In 1903, Carl Auer von Welsbach invented the lighter
flint, also known as "Cereisen, Ferrocerium" or
"Auermetall", which nowadays is used daily in lighters by people
all over the world. The first useful lighters with Cereisen were also
produced by Auer von Welsbach.
incandescent lamps include the gas mantle lamp (incandescent mantel
"Auerlicht"). The mantle is a mesh bag of fabric impregnated
with a solution of nitrates of cerium and one or more of the following
thorium, beryllium, aluminum, or magnesium.
process of making gas mantles originally involved several steps,
beginning with the knitting of the cotton/silk fabric.
The saturation step the fabric was saturated in lighting fluid. This
fluid contains the thorium and cerium salts.
The fabric was then dried on wood or glass forms and then carefully
An asbestos cord was drawn through to form a loop. The fabric was then
shaped to fit a mantle by fitting it over a wooden form.
It was estimated that American consumers used 40,000,000 mantles per
year when gas lighting was commonly used.
mantle is fixed over an orifice carrying a flammable gas such as
natural gas, coal gas, propane, or vaporized benzene or other fuel.
When the gas is ignited, the mantle fabric burns away, leaving a
brittle residual lattice of metal oxides.
Light is produced when this lattice is heated to glowing by the gas
combustion, although the mantle itself does not burn.
Gas lamps may operate without mantles.
nitrate has been used in the manufacture of incandescent gas mantles.
The metal serves as an ingredient in the carbon-impregnated arc lamps
that have been used for illumination
in the motion-picture, television, and related industries.
Cerium is iron gray in color and about as soft and ductile as tin.
It oxidizes slowly in air, rapidly reacts with water to yield hydrogen,
and burns brilliantly when heated.
Carl Auer von Welsbach was an Austrian chemist and engineer who
invented the incandescent gas mantel or "Auerlicht",
thus allowing the greatly increased output of light by gas lamps.
In 1885 Welsbach discovered and isolated the elements neodymium and
praseodymium from a mixture called didymium,
which was previously considered an element. His interest in rare-earth
and he found that a fabric impregnated with a mixture of thorium
nitrate and cerium nitrate
could be made into a mantle that glowed brightly when heated by a gas
Patented in 1885, the Welsbach mantle greatly improved gas lighting
although largely supplanted by the incandescent lamp, is still widely
used in kerosene and other lanterns.
In 1898 Welsbach introduced the first metallic filament for
Although the osmium he used was too rare for general use, his
improvement paved the way for the tungsten filament
and the modern light bulb. Welsbach also developed misch metal,
a mixture of cerium and other rare earths, which he combined with iron
to make Auer's metal,
the first improvement over flint and steel for making sparks since
It is used in cigarette lighters and in strikers for lighting gas jets.