from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In a gas or oil lamp, a burner giving an annular flame or having a tubular wick, as in the Argand or any other lamp where air is supplied to the center of a ring-like flame.
  • n. A gas chandelier formed of a ring of burners placed side by side and suspended from the ceiling.


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  • As an example of this class of work, I may instance the shrinking on of collars and tires, which, with suitable ring-burner and a Root's blower, could be equally heated in five minutes for shrinking on; in fact, the work could be done in less time than it would usually take to find a laborer to light a fire.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 481, March 21, 1885

  • A second holder containing olefiant gas was then connected with the ring-burner.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • Connected with the ring-burner was a holder containing oxygen gas; and by turning a cock, a stream of this gas was permitted to issue from the burner, strike the copper ball, and ascend in a heated column in front of the pile.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2


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