Argand lamp

an oil lamp with a chimney, having a tubular wick that permits air to reach the center of the flame.
[1795-1805; named after A. Argand. See ARGAND BURNER]

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  • Argand lamp — Ar gand lamp [Named from the inventor, Aim[ e] Argand of Geneva.] A lamp with a circular hollow wick and glass chimney which allow a current of air both inside and outside of the flame. [1913 Webster] {Argand burner}, a burner for an Argand lamp …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Argand lamp — The Argand lamp was invented and patented in 1780 by Aimé Argand. It greatly improved on the home lighting oil lamp of the day by producing a light equivalent to about 6 to 10 candles. It had a circular wick mounted between two cylindrical metal… …   Wikipedia

  • argand lamp — noun Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: after Aimé Argand : a lamp with a tubular wick that admits a current of air inside as well as outside of the flame …   Useful english dictionary

  • Argand burner — Argand lamp Ar gand lamp [Named from the inventor, Aim[ e] Argand of Geneva.] A lamp with a circular hollow wick and glass chimney which allow a current of air both inside and outside of the flame. [1913 Webster] {Argand burner}, a burner for an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Argand — may refer to:* Aimé Argand (1755 ndash; 1803), Swiss physicist and chemist and inventor of the argand lamp * Émile Argand (1879 ndash; 1940), Swiss geologist * Jean Robert Argand (1768 ndash; 1822), mathematician * The Argand diagram or plane,… …   Wikipedia

  • Argand, François-Pierre Amis — SUBJECT AREA: Chemical technology, Domestic appliances and interiors, Public utilities [br] b. 5 July 1750 Geneva, Switzerland d. October 1803 London, England [br] Swiss inventor of the Argand lamp. [br] Son of a clockmaker, he studied physics… …   Biographical history of technology

  • Argand burner — /ahr gand, gahnd, geuhnd/ a type of oil or gas burner in which air is fed directly into the flame through a metal tube inside a cylindrical wick. [1780 90; named after Aimé Argand (1750 1803), Swiss scientist] * * * ▪ oil lamp       first… …   Universalium

  • lamp — n 1. illuminant, luminary, luminant, illumination; light, light vessel, lampad; lamplet, gas lamp, oil lamp, Carcel lamp, Argand lamp, petane lamp, Hefner lamp; table lamp, floor lamp, bridge lamp, music lamp, piano lamp, night light, picture… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • argand burner — ˈärˌgan(d) , än(d) , gən(d) noun Usage: usually capitalized A Etymology: after Aimé Argand died 1803 Swiss physicist and inventor : a burner for an Argand lamp or a gas burner applying the principle of that lamp * * * /ahr gand, gahnd, geuhnd/ a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ARGAND —    a Swiss physician and chemist, born at Geneva; inventor of the argand lamp, which, as invented by him, introduced a circular wick (1755 1803) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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