Electric candle

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Description

An arc light used in the 19th century. Electric candle lights used a pair of carbon rods separated by an insulating material to produce an electric arc (Bucher 1996).

Synonyms and Related Terms

lampe à arc (Fr.); Jablochkoff candles

Additional Information

W. Bucher, Dictionary of Building Preservation, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1996.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996