Meker-Fisher Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.48

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. Underneath these there is a finer mesh.

Alternative Name: Meker Burner

Primary Materials: Metal

Markings:

On a paper label affixed around the cylindrical stem of the burner: “PHY600”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 21.5, Diameter of base = 8

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:

Fair. The object has some small scratches. The metal, particularly towards the top of the nozzle is discoloured. The perforated cover on the nozzle is corroded.

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Provenance:

University of Toronto Department Physics

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