2-1/2 inch straight fitter, "Trumpet" Argand shade, crystal glass with frosted background, 8-1/4 inch height, 5-1/2 inch diameter, hand blown. The Argand lamp is a type of oil lamp invented in 1780 by AimArgand. Its output is 6 to 10 candelas, brighter than that of earlier lamps. Its more complete combustion of the candle wick and oil than in other lamps required much less frequent trimming of the wick.
In France, the lamp is called "Quinquet", after Antoine-Arnoult Quinquet, a pharmacist in Paris, who used the idea originated by Argand and popularized it in France. Quinquet sometimes is credited with the addition of the glass chimney to the lamp. The perfect shade will enhance your antique or new light fixture. We can help you select the ideal shade for your project, from our extensive selection of new or antique shades.
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