Argand Lamp

Argand Lamp

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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 at the 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.
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Argand Lamp
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
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University of Michigan, Department of Chemical Engineering
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