Lamps with usually one or two vertical wick tubes projecting from a tightly closed reservoir. From the patent of John Miles of Birmingham, England, 1787; so called because the fuel is protected from spillage when agitated.

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Lamps with usually one or two vertical wick tubes projecting from a tightly closed reservoir. From the patent of John Miles of Birmingham, England, 1787; so called because the fuel is protected from spillage when agitated.

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Title
agitable lamps
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021