Bunsen Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.50

Description:

A metal tube rises from a steel base. In the middle of the tube, the tube splits into two and then merges once again into one nearer the top. In this gap there is an adjustment knob. Near the base is a projection for attaching a gas line.

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Primary Materials: Metal

Markings:

On the base, written in white, is “T.F.” and a paper label reading “Exp 75”.

Around the top of the cylinder is a paper label: “PHY619”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 15cm, Diameter of base = 9

Function:

Providing heat through the burning of gas.

Condition:

Fair. The object is badly dented and scraped, especially around the base, although it appears to have been painted over the dents. The metal of the nozzle is somewhat discoloured.

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Manufacturer:

Date of Manufacture: Early 20th Cent.

Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

Additional Information and References:

The label reading “Exp 75” likely refers to the object’s use in demonstration experiments (Experiment #75) at the Department of Physics.

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