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Argand burner

Argand lamp

An Argand burner is an improved oil lamp invented in 1784 by the Genevan physicist Amiè Argand (1750-1803). A hollow wick and cylindrical glass chimney increased the supply of air to the flame, thus improving light output and reducing the smell, smoke, and flickering that were characteristic of earlier forms of oil lighting.