Statues - Hither & Thither

Austria
Wien
Wien (Land)

Währinger Straße 38 (9.)

Carl Auer von Welsbach

Wien 1858 - Mölbing 1929
Austrian scientist and inventor
(Wikipedia)
Wilhelm Frass
1935 (copy)

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Description

Stone column with an allegorical statue of a torch bearer. On the front of the column is the head of Auer von Welsbach with a text.

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The original bronze is molten during World War II, after the war it is replaced with a stone copy.

Inscription(s)

plus lucis

(head)

dr
carl
freiherr
auer von
welsbach

ge-
boren
am
1. sept.
1858
in der
inneren
stadt
zu
wien

aus
seltenen
erden und
metallen
schuf sein
forschen-
der geist
das gas-
gluhlicht, die
elektrische
osmiumlampe,
das funken-
sprühende
cereisen

ge-
storben
am
4. aug.
1929
auf
schlosz
wels-
bach in
kärnten

Plus lucis

(head)

Dr
Carl
Freiherr
Auer von
Welsbach


Born
on
1 Sept.
1858
in the
inner
city
of
Vienna

From
rare
earths and
metals,
created his
researching
spirit
the gas-
light, the
electric
osmium lamp,
the spark-
ling
ferrocerium


Died
on
4. Aug.
1929
at
castle
Wels-
bach in
Carinthia

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 48°13'13" E 16°21'23"

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