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lamp, photometric, argand

lamp, photometric, argand

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Description
An Argand lamp is an oil lamp based on the design that was patented by Aimé Argand, in France, in 1780. This example came from the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan. The "Alex Wright and Co., Ltd., Engineer, Westminister" inscription on the case refers to a firm that was in business ca. 1890-1960s, manufacturing industrial and scientific instruments.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Argand Lamp
Measurements
overall: 10 7/8 in x 2 7/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 27.6225 cm x 7.3025 cm x 6.35 cm
overall in case: 2 11/16 in x 11 in x 2 15/16 in; 6.82625 cm x 27.94 cm x 7.46125 cm
ID Number
PH.319711
catalog number
319711
accession number
239025
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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