Mantle

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2-3-025

(Incandescent) Mantle

A loosely woven fabric, of natural or synthetic fibre, impregnated with a solution of Thorium and Cerium nitrates, which is raised to incandescence by a flame and used as a luminous source.


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Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM