EPA has spent more than $200 million in cleaning up of the Welsbach and General Gas Mantle
facilities and surrounding properties, which were added to the National Priorities List in 1996.
The gas mantles
in the middle and at the bottom of the yards would begin to glimmer in the strange light, and halos of gold would appear around the tops of them.
Fishing nets, rope, twine and gas mantles
are in short supply due to the blockade, OCHA stated, along with engines and spare parts.
But then common sense seems to be as outmoded as gas mantles
Secret out, we were off to the inn's old bar where gas mantles
are preserved to provide smoochy lighting.
Frank Rosen, then 18 and a recent arrival in the United States, opened a shop in Philadelphia to produce gas mantles
. Although talented mechanically, he was lacking in business acumen.
Midway through discussing gas mantles
he breaks off and asks "I'm surely boring you?" at which point I was inclined to agree.
Our house still had the old gas mantles
in place (a relic from Victorian times) but we did have electric for lights.
Many good memories of the Showboat, Log Cabin, gas mantles
, the folding bed, water from a tap outside, and of course the toilet blocks!
(For those too young to know, spills were long thin pieces of light wood or rolled up paper, which were used to take a light from the fire to light pipes or cigarettes or gas mantles
, and so people would keep a box of spills on the mantelpiece).
Old gas mantles
have even been re-adapted for modern lighting and the earth closet has been reinstated - not for its original use - but as a tool store.
She said: "Most people still had gas mantles
in their homes and so to see those electric lights was a wonderland of daylight at night."