Meker-Fisher Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.51

Description:

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.

Alternative Name: Meker Burner

Primary Materials: Metal

Markings:

Painted on the base: “T.F.”

On the base on a paper label: “85”.

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

Function:

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

Condition:

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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Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

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