carcel definition

  • noun:
    • an old device determine the power of light, around 9.74 candelas
    • A light standard much utilized in France, becoming the light from a Carcel lamp of reported dimensions and construction eating 42 grams of colza oil per hour with a flame 40 millimeters in height. Its illuminating energy is variously stated at from 8.9 to 9.6 Uk standard candle lights.
    • A French device of illuminating power, equal to the light emitted by a typical lamp with a flame 40 millimeters large and burning 42 grms of colza-oil an hour or so.

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