Carcel lamp

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Carcel lamp A French mechanical lamp, for lighthouses, in which a superabundance of oil is pumped to the wick tube by clockwork.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named after Carcel, the inventor

Usage

In literature:

Madame Hanska's estate was the only one boasting of a Carcel lamp and a hospital.
"Balzac" by Frederick Lawton
The Carcel lamp, which appeared in 1800, consisted of a double piston operated by clockwork.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
The Carcel or pump lamp, invented by B. G. Carcel in 1800, is still to some extent used in France.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6" by Various
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