Description: Patent for a new and improved wick for oil lamps. This design "consists in forming the lamp-wick of one or more layers of mineral wool inclosed in a textile material, the whole being sewed together by a series of parallel longitudinal stitches" (lines 18-22). Employing textile material represents an improvement in capillarity over previous wicks made with refractory cement.
Date: February 14, 1882
Creator: Bèck, Gebhard
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