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Argand burner

a type of oil or gas burner in which air is fed directly into the flame through a metal tube inside a cylindrical wick.
Historical Examples

Describe the structure of an ordinary kerosene lamp-burner, an Argand burner, a Welsbach burner.
Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway

One evening, about a week after the return of the miniature, the family were gathered together as usual about the Argand burner.
A Bookful of Girls Anna Fuller

The construction of the Argand burner we have mentioned already, p. 78.
A Practical Treatise on Gas-light Fredrick Accum

Good illumination is important, and may be obtained from an electric light, or from a Welsbach or Argand burner.
Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles

The gas passing through the perpendicular tube, a, into the brackets, b b; c shows the Argand burner.
A Practical Treatise on Gas-light Fredrick Accum


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