Tirrill Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.52

Description:

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

Markings:

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

Function:

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.

Condition:

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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Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

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