Gas Light Source for Spectroscopy
Accession Number: 2009.uc.12
Gas burner ring supported by 3 curved metal tubes feeding gas into ring from spigot projecting from bottom black metal backing; black flat metal facing mounted parallel to burner with adjustable slit mechanism at flame level, and four horizontally projecting wires over burner; head piece rests on adjustable brass post and round brass base marked “16”. Associated with the gas burner is a loose (unattached) metal conical ring which appears to rest on the burner.
Primary Materials: brass, metal
Dimensions (cm): 52 x 9 x 8 cm
Function: Light source for spectroscopy.
Date of Manufacture: c. 1880