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Mantle Usage


Surprisingly mantles are still used in many and varied applications today.  The obvious use in camping is well known.  The following is a list of some of the places where mantles are in use today.

Street Lighting

Although largely replaced by electric lighting, there are still cities and towns using gas lighting.  In London quite a few streets, the royal parks, and the exterior of Buckingham Palace are gas lit.  We are pleased to be supplying mantles to allow this tradition to continue.

London street light
using 6998717 mantles

The Park Estate in Nottingham is still gas lit.

Auerlicht Mantles are used by the City of Boston, Massachusetts to light the streets of their historic districts.  There was a danger that the world famous gas lamps might have to be replaced with electric lights until Indo Auerlicht came to their rescue. You can read the full story by clicking on the link below.

Boston Globe Story

Camping Barns and Remote Cottages

Many barns that are used by walkers for overnight stops are gas lit as they are located far from mains electricity.  There are cottages that are similarly located and rely on gas lighting.

Auerlicht Mantles are now being used by Barrowburn of Morpeth to illuminate their camping barn.  The new mantles arrived just in time as stocks of the old mantles were exhausted.

This sounds like a wonderful place to stay if you like the outdoor life!

Heritage Railways

A number of heritage steam railways use gas lighting to maintain the authenticity of the steam era they are re-creating.  

The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway is gas lit and now uses Auerlicht mantles.  Many period television programmes have been made using the railway and we are pleased to have helped maintain the authenticity by supplying mantles.  Probably the best known of these is the film "The Railway Children"  If you are in the area and would like an interesting day out, then the K. & W.V. Railway is worth a visit.

Beach Huts

By their very nature, beach huts are located where there is no electricity and rely on gas for lighting.  Byelaws often prevent mains electricity, water, and drainage from being connected even if it were possible.


 There are still two gas lit cinemas in England.  We are pleased to be supplying the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds with mantles to allow them to carry on using their original gas lighting.

Building and Construction Sites

Site offices are often still gas lit.  There is no mains electricity available in the early stages and many companies have found that using generators can be expensive as they are often stolen.  Gas lighting is a cost effective and simple alternative.  It also provides warmth during the winter months.




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