Meker-Fisher Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.46

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. Underneath the perforated surface there is a finer mesh.

Alternative Name: Meker Burner

Primary Materials: Metal

Markings:

On a paper label affixed just below the flared nozzle: “PHY617”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 14.5, 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:

Good. The base of the burner is scratched, especially around the rim. The metal is corroded where the paint is scratched. The cylindrical stem is discoloured. In the centre of the perforated cover on the nozzle there is some discolouration, possibly from burning.

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Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

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