Meker-Fisher Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.49

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 with a sleeve that can be rotated to close the vents. The top of the tube has a large flared nozzle which has a mesh cover set inside it.

Alternative Name: Meker Burner

Primary Materials: Metal

Markings:

The base has “COURBEBOIE(SEINS) G. MEKER & C^IE” stamped on it.

A paper label is attached via a string: “PHY516”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 25.5cm, Diameter of base = 11.5

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 burner is discolored and corroded in places.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: COURBEBOIE(SEINS) G. MEKER & C^IE

Date of Manufacture:

Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

Historical Notes:

  • Donated to UTSIC