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Carl Auer Von Welsbach Letter, 1890

Author:
Welsbach, Carl Auer von Baron
Donor:
Forscher, Frederick
Subject:
Austrian Gas and Electric Company
Physical description:
1 item
Type:
Correspondence
Collection descriptions
Place:
Austria
Date:
1890
1880-1900
Notes:
Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach was born in Vienna, September 1858. He studied at the Vienna Polytechnic and at Heidelberg. In 1885 he patented an incandescent gas mantle which gave gas a new lease on life for illumination in the face of growing competition from electricity. He sold the patent to the Austrian Gas and Electic Company in 1890. Welsbach died August 1929.
Summary:
Letter, written by Carl Auer Von Welsbach to the Austrian Gas and Electric Company, February 23, 1890. It records his sale to that utility of the gaslight mantle he invented.
Cite as:
Carl Auer von Welsbach Letter, 1890, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Gas light fixtures
Chemists
Inventors
Local number:
1991.3178 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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