Accession Number: 2015.ph.704


The device is a puck shaped metal burner. At the top of the burner is a hinged lid with a thin metal arm to raise or lower the lid. When raised, the lid exposes a small wick. The lid and wick assembly can be unscrewed from the base of the burner, revealing a long cotton wick coiled inside the burner base.

Primary Materials: Metal

Markings: N/A

Dimensions (cm):

Length = 7.5 cm, width = 7.5 cm, height = 7 cm


The burner was used as a heat source in various applications.


The burner is in good condition. The exterior of the burner is tarnished.


The artefact was acquired from the University of Toronto physics department.

  • Donated to UTSIC