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Double-arm Argand Lamp

Hampton National Historic Site, National Park Service

Hampton National Historic Site, National Park Service

The recently invented Argand lamp was in wide use in the homes of the well-to-do in the United States by the 1810s. This lamp and the matching pair of single-arm lamps were originally purchased by Governor John Eager Howard for his home Belvidere and subsequently were bought at his estate sale by Governor Charles Carnan Ridgely.

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