Intake Strainer

Chemical Engineering

Accession Number: 2017.che.11

Description:

This object consists of two halves, one of which is roughly conical, the other which is cylindrical. Each of these halves is punched all over with round holes 0.5cm in diameter. The two halves are connected by a metal ring out of which two short rods emerge opposite of each other. This ring allows the two halves to be unscrewed and separated.

Primary Materials: Metal: Iron Alloy

Markings: None.

Dimensions (cm): Length = 21, Diameter = 6.

Function:

To strain large impurities out of a liquid.

Condition:

Good: The surface of the metal is corroded, particularly around the ring. One of the bases of the rods coming out of the ring has a white deposit over its surface.

Associated Instruments: 2017.che.10

Manufacturer: Unknown

Date of Manufacture: 20th Century

Provenance:

This objects was donated in the fall of 2017 by Chemical Engineering Professor Paul Jowlabar, among a number of other items. It was likely used at the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toronto.