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Bunsen Burner


A metal tube rises vertically from a circular 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. Directly above the knob is an air vent. The top is capped with a narrow nozzle.

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Primary Materials: Metal


On a paper label wrapped around the vertical tube: “PHY609”. This refers to the object’s entry in the 1978 catalogue.

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


Providing a heat source through the burning of gas .


Fair. The objected is rusted around the base and lower part of the vertical tube. It shows some signs of use in the form of scratches and discolouration.

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University of Toronto Department of Physics

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