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TORCHERE

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 50 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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TORCHERE, a candelabrum mounted upon a tall stand of wood or metal, usually with two or three lights. When it was first introduced in France towards the end of the 17th century the torchere mounted one candle only, and when the number was doubled or tripled the improvement was regarded almost as a revolution in the lighting of large rooms.
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