Meker-Fisher Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.47

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 large circular perforations. Under the perforated surfaces there is a cover of finer mesh.

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Primary Materials: Metal

Markings:

On a paper label just underneath the flared nozzle: “PHY618”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 18cm, Diameter of base = 9.5

Function:

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

Condition:

Good. The cylindrical body of the burner is slightly discoloured. The paint on the base is scratched and the metal is corroded. The perforations on the nozzle are discoloured and corroded in places.

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Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

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