Argand Lamps

Argand Lamps
Argand Lamps

A very fine example of Argand lamps made by Messenger & Company of Birmingham, England. The ornately decorated tall columnar oil lamps stand on tripartite platforms and are made of bronze and polished brass with single brass arms that extend to support carved frosted glass chimneys. Argand lamps were invented in the 1780s by the Swiss physicist and inventor, Aime Argand (1750-1803). Argand lamps were the most advanced form of lighting in the U.S. from 1785-1843. The tubular wick feeds oxygen to the flames and the chimney increases the draft, producing a smokeless flame, with ten times the illumination of a candle. English Circa 1825


11 inches

Height: 21 inches



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