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