Bunsen Burner

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.39

Description:

A metal tube rises vertically from a rounded steel base. Just above the base is a projection at perpendicular to the tube for attaching a gas line. Opposite to this projection is a knob that can turn 180 degrees. Directly above the knob is an air vent that can be opened and closed through the rotation of a cylindrical sleeve. The top is capped with a narrow nozzle.

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Primary Materials: Metal

Markings:

On the base in grey paint: “T.F.”

On a paper label stuck on the base: “PHY606”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 16cm, Diameter of base = 7.8

Function:

Providing a heat source through the burning of gas .

Condition:

Good. The object shows signs of use in the form of small dents and scratches.

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Provenance:

University of Toronto Department of Physics

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