Drummond light


Origin of Drummond light

1835–45; named after Capt. T. Drummond (1797–1840), British engineer
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Word Origin and History for drummond light

Drummond light


"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.

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