Mantle for gas lamp

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Postcard of Mantle for gas lamp.
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Mantle for gas lamp

A mantle is a dome-shaped mesh used to increase illumination in a gas or oil lamp. This mantle for a gas lamp (pictured here with its cardboard box) was made around 1920.

The mantle consists of a dome of cream gauze tied onto a fireclay mount in the form of a ring with three outward-turned lugs. On the front and back of the box is 'WIZARD/NO. 2 SIZE/INVERTED/GAS MANTLE/NO. 73898./BRITISH MANUFACTURE'.

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Online ID: 000-100-102-365-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MGO 6 A
Date: Around 1920
c. 1920
c. 1920
Material: Cardboard. Inscription: Back and front: WIZARD / NO. 2 SIZE / INVERTED / GAS MANTLE / NO. 73898. / BRITISH MANUFACTURE / top: instructions for fitting
Gauze, cream; white composition
Dimensions: 1.40" H x 1.00" D
1.90" x 1.75" x 1.60"
What: Mantle, gas lamp
Mantle, gas lamp / box
Where: Great Britain
Great Britain
Description: Mantle for a gas lamp, consisting of a dome of cream gauze stuck onto a support in the form of a ring with three outward turned lugs, made in Britain, c. 1920
Original cardboard box for a gas lamp mantle, printed in red-brown on the back, front and top, made in Britain, c. 1920
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