Meker-Fisher Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.45

Description:

A metal tube rises from a steel base. Near the bottom of the tube is a projection for attaching a gas line. Directly above the projection is an air vent. The top of the tube ends in a flared nozzle with circular perforations fixed over a finer mesh.

Alternative Name: Meker Burner

Primary Materials: Metal

Markings:

On a paper label affixed just below the fluted top of the burner: “PHY61[?]”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 14.5cm, Diameter of base = 8

Function:

Providing heat through the burning of a gas flame. Meker burners provide a hotter flame than a standard Bunsen burner, and one with a larger diameter.

Condition:

Fair. The object shows some small scratches and is slightly corroded, especially around the gas connector. The perforated mesh is discoloured in places.

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Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

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