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Auer Museum

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Auer von Welsbach - Museum

Dr. Carl Auer von Welsbach was born on September 1, 1858 in Vienna.

He was an Austrian chemist and businessman. He discovered four elements, invented the gas mantle, metal filament light bulb and the flint for lighters.

The main areas of his scientific research were the rare earth elements and radioactive substances. He founded the "AUERGESELLSCHAFT" in Berlin, the Treibacher Industrie AG and OSRAM. In 1900 he made the first sound recordings and in 1908 he was the first photographer in Austria to take color pictures.

At the Auer von Welsbach Museum you will get an overview of the fantastic works of the famous Austrian inventor and scientist. You are going to discover an unique exhibition with one of a kind exhibits like the metal filament light bulb and impressive collection of lighters and the gas mantle.

A special attraction of the museum is the original laboratory of Dr. Carl Auer von Welsbach. You can also see the discovery of the four elements which are represented with the help of spectrum analysis.

The elements Neodymium and Praseodymium were discovered with the help of a technology he developed himself. Dr. Carl Auer von Welsbach's further research led to the discovery the elements Aldebaranium and Cassiopeium.

Further important themes are history lighting systems and the development of the lighter.

In the museum you can see interesting pictures of Dr. Carl Auer von Welsbach and the lovely scenery of the surrounding area. There is also a movie available which shows the variety of products and the development of the company "Treibacher Industie AG".

Original handwritings of famous scientists and special belongings of Dr. Carl Auer von Welsbach complete the interesting and unique exhibition.

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