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Bunsen Burner


A metal tube rises from a steel base, with a projection just above the base for attaching a gas line. Just above the projection is an air vent. The top of the tube ends in a slightly flared nozzle. Inside the nozzle is a second, smaller nozzle.

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Primary Materials: Metal


On the base of the burner: “ANDERSON & FORRESTER DENVER”

Also on the base of the burner, written in partially rubbed away ink: “T.F.”

On a paper label at the top of the burner’s cylinder: “PHY 58[?]”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 13cm, Diameter of base = 7.5


Providing a heat source through the burning of gas .


Good. The object shows some evidence of use and the metal at the nozzle and on the base is discoloured in places.

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Manufacturer: Anderson & Forrester, Denver

Date of Manufacture: 20th Century


University of Toronto Department of Physics

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