Brass Double-Arm Argand Lamp
with Central Glass Bobeche/Luster Ring
Messenger & Sons
(replaced shades, electrified)
Ami Argand invented an air-flow design for oil burners that created more thorough combustion and therefore brighter light with less smoke than ever before. The Argand burner was patented in England in 1784. The present lamp with Argand burners was made about 1825 by the preeminent manufacturer of patent lamps.