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Drummond light

Origin of Drummond light
1835-45; named after Capt. T. Drummond (1797-1840), British engineer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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"torch that burns calcium oxide (lime) and gives off intense white light," 1854, named for Scottish engineer Capt. Thomas Drummond, R.E., (1797-1840), who invented it c.1825.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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