Guide to the Carl Auer Von Welsbach Letter

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0438
Creators:
Welsbach, Carl Auer von, Baron
Forscher, Frederick
Dates:
1890.
Languages:
German
In German.
Physical Description:
1 Item
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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
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.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Craig Orr, 1991
Author
Craig Orr
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection donated by Frederick Forscher, December 19, 1991.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research on site.
Preferred Citation
Carl Auer von Welsbach Letter, 1890, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
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.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Donor's maternal grandmother was chief accountant for the Austrian Gas and Electric Company, and the letter was part of her estate.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Chemists -- 1880-1900 -- Austria Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inventors -- 1880-1900 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gas light fixtures -- 1880-1900 -- Austria Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Correspondence -- 1880-1900 -- Austria Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Austrian Gas and Electric Company Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives