Welsbach burner

Definitions

  • Welsbach gas burner
    Welsbach gas burner
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Welsbach burner a burner in which the combustion of a mixture of air and gas or vapor is employed to heat to incandescence a mantle composed of thoria and ceria. The mantle is made by soaking a “stocking” in a solution of nitrates of thorium and cerium (approx. 99:1), drying, and, for use, igniting to burn the thread and convert the nitrates into oxides, which remain as a fragile ash. The light far exceeds that obtained from the same amount of gas with the ordinary fishtail burner, but has a slight greenish hue.
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Usage

In literature:

He regarded the Welsbach burner as an improved appliance for consuming gas.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887" by Various
So the Welsbach mantle burner came into use everywhere and rescued the coal gas business from the destruction threatened by the electric light.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
This is the case in the familiar Welsbach burner.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
After it in strength comes the Welsbach burner, suitable for those having gas in the house.
"Bromide Printing and Enlarging" by John A. Tennant
Describe the structure of an ordinary kerosene lamp-burner, an argand burner, a Welsbach burner.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Good illumination is important, and may be obtained from an electric light, or from a Welsbach or Argand burner.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Hence the electric light is the best; after that, gas through Welsbach {206} or Siemens burners.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
The Welsbach burner was brought out in 1885.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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