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Meker-Fisher Burner


A metal tube rises from a steel base. At the base of the tube is a projection for attaching a gas line. Directly above this is an air vent. The tube is capped by a flared nozzle with multiple circular perforations on top. Underneath the perforated surface is a finer mesh.

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Alternative Name: Meker Burner

Primary Materials: Metal


Painted on the base: “T.F.”

On the base on a paper label: “85”.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 15.5cm, Diameter of base = 9


Providing heat. Meker burners provide a hotter flame than a standard Bunsen burner, and one with a larger diameter.


Poor. The cylindrical stem and nozzle of the burner are corroded. One side of the base of the burner is badly corroded and discoloured.

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University of Toronto Department of Physics

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