Sundry mantles

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  1. Jean J

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    image.jpg These are some of the mantles that came with my haul of lamps from Zimbabwe. You’ll probably have seen all of them before but if anyone wants them please pm me.
     
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    Mantles are collectible as well.
    Gasbag mantles are no longer in production.
     
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    Are any of these in production still?
     
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    I like the spelling “dubble”, reminds me of a Belgian beer!

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    I’ve just promised them to a CPL member.
     
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    My bet would be all of them are no longer produced.
    Appearance-wise, the 'IRONCLAD' looks ancient and I'd guess its the oldest or rarest. Please correct me if that's not the case.
     
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    I have one of the "Ironclad" mantles and I have always wondered if they were old. They just look old!:-s
     
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    Ironclad was a brand name of Lighting Trades Ltd which was part of Nobel Industries. I can't be sure but it was probably a brand of either Curtis & Harvey or Kynock well before WW1. ::Neil::
     
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    I was saying that about the Ironclad mantles only from gut-feeling, not that I have the slightest knowledge about the brand :).
    However, that feeling was somewhat derived from the following:-
    1. The paper packing with a single-coloured ink printing from a highly-developed country(England)? That must be really old.
    2. The name 'Ironclad' itself, with a frigate? as logo. Well,...those iron-cladded ships date back to at least a few centuries. Perhaps they're still fashionable towards the end of the 19th century.
    3. The company was based in London according to the print. Since when do hear about a gas lighting company or office being setup in the capital? So I guess maybe during the time when the streets were still being lighted up by gas mantles illumination.
    4. The name Welsbach(Carl Auer?) alone is enough to give some hints.
    So my guess would be around the turn of the 19th to 20th century.
    I don't know why, but Ironclad simply caught my attention:).
     
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    Wow, that’s all very interesting, perhaps I should have paid more attention to the packet! Never mind, it’s gone to a collector who will treasure it more than I did I expect.
     
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    1921
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