London, United Kingdom
19th Century Argand Lamp, Artwork
Library Of Congress
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19th Century Argand lamp. Historical artwork showing an oil lamp designed by the Swiss physicist and chemist Francois Pierre Ami Argand (1750-1803). This lamp had a glass chimney and used a circular hollow wick fitted between two concentric cylindrical metal tubes. This meant that air was supplied to both sides of the wick, increasing the lamp's efficiency and therefore its brightness. It was commonly used in lighthouses. Published circa 1867-1870.
May 11th, 2013
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