a brand of gaslight consisting essentially of a Bunsen burner on which an incombustible mantle (Welsbach mantle ) composed of thoria and some ceria becomes brilliantly incandescent when exposed to flame.
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After it in strength comes the Welsbach burner, suitable for those having gas in the house.Bromide Printing and Enlarging | John A. Tennant
British Dictionary definitions for Welsbach burner
trademark a type of gaslight in which a mantle containing thorium and cerium compounds becomes incandescent when heated by a gas flame
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