Origin of gas mantle
First recorded in 1895–1900
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Examples from the Web for gas mantle
Inasmuch as the gas-mantle had not yet appeared, the gas was burned in jets.
This line of experimentation finally bore fruit of immense value for from it the gas-mantle evolved.
The gas-mantle has made it possible for gas-lighting to continue as a competitor of electric-lighting for the streets.
During the last twenty years the gas-mantle has been very generally applied to beacon-lights.
The Spielman paper mill stood where the gas-mantle factory of Curtis and Harvey is now found.The Dover Road
Charles G. Harper
- a mantle for use in a gaslightSee mantle (def. 4)
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