Meker-Fisher Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.36

Description:

A metal tube is attached vertically to the steel base. Another smaller tube for attaching a gas line projects from the base of the main tube. An air vent is located just above the smaller projecting tube. The burner is topped by a conical flare with circular perforations in the top.

Alternative Name: Meker Burner

Primary Materials: Metal

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Dimensions (cm): Height = 15cm, Diameter of base = 8

Function:

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

Condition:

Good. The top of the burner shows some signs of corrosion. The perforated mesh is blackened in places. The whole of the object is slightly scuffed and dented from use.

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Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

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