Argand lamp

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Argand lamp

An oil-burning lamp with a glass chimney, named for the Swiss physicist and inventor Aimé Argand (1750-1803), who invented the tubular wick burner in 1782. Argand lamps are efficient because the tubular wick feeds oxygen to the flame and the chimney increases the draft.

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