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Tirrill Burner


A metal tube rises from a steel base, shaped like a shell; a projection immediately above the base serves as a gas line attachment; directly below the base there is a notched wheel. The tube is topped by a simple nozzle.

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Primary Materials: Metal


On a paper label on the base: “PHY621”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 16, Diameter of base = 9


Providing heat through the burning of gas. Tirrill burners differ from Bunsen burners in that they allow the control of the flow of air as well as of gas.


Fair. The nozzle and cylindrical stem of the burner are badly discoloured. The base is also discoloured and also splattered with what appears to be paint.

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University of Toronto Department of Physics

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