Bude light
Bude light Bude" light` [From Bude, in Cornwall, the residence of Sir G. Gurney, the inventor.] A light in which high illuminating power is obtained by introducing a jet of oxygen gas or of common air into the center of a flame fed with coal gas or with oil. [1913 Webster]

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  • Bude-Light — is a very bright oil lamp that works by introducing oxygen into the centre of an Argand burner. It was invented by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney and named after the place where he lived: Bude, Cornwall, United Kingdom. They were used to light the House… …   Wikipedia

  • BUDE-LIGHT —    a very brilliant light produced by introducing oxygen into the centre of an Argand burner, so called from the place of the inventor s abode …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Bude burner — Bude burn er [See {Bude light}.] A burner consisting of two or more concentric Argand burners (the inner rising above the outer) and a central tube by which oxygen gas or common air is supplied. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Goldsworthy Gurney — Infobox Person name = Sir Goldsworthy Gurney caption = Goldsworthy Gurney in earlier life. birth date = 14 February 1793 birth place = Treator near Padstow, Cornwall, England death date = 1875 death place = other names = known for = occupation… …   Wikipedia

  • Goldsworthy Gurney — Sir Goldsworthy Gurney Goldsworthy Gurney Naissance 14 février 1793 Treator près de Padstow, Cornouailles, Angleterre, (Angleterre) Nationalité …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Argand lamp — The Argand lamp was invented and patented in 1780 by Aimé Argand. It greatly improved on the home lighting oil lamp of the day by producing a light equivalent to about 6 to 10 candles. It had a circular wick mounted between two cylindrical metal… …   Wikipedia

  • Wadebridge — infobox UK place country = England map type=Cornwall official name= Wadebridge cornish name= Ponsrys static static image caption =The Platt in Wadebridge looking at the Clock Tower latitude= 50.5177 longitude= 4.8352 population= 6,351 (Civil… …   Wikipedia

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