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Gas Light Source for Spectroscopy

University College

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.

Accession Number: 2009.uc.12

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Primary Materials: brass, metal


Dimensions (cm): 52 x 9 x 8 cm

Function: Light source for spectroscopy.


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Date of Manufacture: c. 1880


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