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Carl Auer Von Welsbach Letter

Author:
Welsbach, Carl Auer von, Baron  Search this
Donor:
Forscher, Frederick  Search this
Names:
Austrian Gas and Electric Company  Search this
Extent:
1 Item
Type:
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Correspondence
Date:
1890.
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
Provenance:
Collection donated by Frederick Forscher, December 19, 1991.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research on site.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Chemists -- 1880-1900 -- Austria  Search this
Inventors -- 1880-1900  Search this
Gas light fixtures -- 1880-1900 -- Austria  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 1880-1900 -- Austria
Citation:
Carl Auer von Welsbach Letter, 1890, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0438
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0438

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