Argand lamp

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Ar´gand lamp`


1.A lamp with a circular hollow wick and glass chimney which allow a current of air both inside and outside of the flame.
Argand burner
a burner for an Argand lamp, or a gas burner in which the principle of that lamp is applied.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
I suffered a moment of giddiness before the door opened, light streamed in, and Rose entered, preceding a man in a green baize apron whom I had never seen, carrying on an enormous tray three Argand lamps fitted into vases of Pompeiian form.
Beyond these things, there is no furniture, if we except an Argand lamp, with a plain crimson-tinted ground glass shade, which depends from He lofty vaulted ceiling by a single slender gold chain, and throws a tranquil but magical radiance over all.
He was an architect, busy constructing a lighthouse with Argand lamps (oil lamps with big cylindrical wicks, the latest in high-intensity lighting).