Three-Headed Bunsen Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.54

Description:

Three metal tubes rise from a steel base; at the base of the tube is a projection for attaching a gas line; just above the projection of the three tubes, there is a gap, from what it looks like a vent; each of the four tubes ends in a nozzle.

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Primary Materials: Metal

Markings:

On a paper label partly affixed the disk at the base of the tubes: “PHY628”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

On the base: “T.F.”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 16.5cm, Diameter of base = 5

Function:

Providing heat through the burning of gas.

Condition:

Fair. The whole object is scratched and dented, although it appears to have been repainted after some of the damage. The object is corroded in places, and discoloured, especially towards the nozzle of the tubes.

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Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

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