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Lever-Operated Air Intake Bunsen Burner, English, Late 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 40654
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: A bunsen burner invented by the German chemist Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen, initially to produce a 'colourless' gas flame for his chemical spectrometer, it soon became the first effective portable source of heat in Laboratories. The air intake is controlled by a collar sliding up the tube and operated by a lever.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Not ascertained
Collection Group:
Material(s): Iron
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
169 90 mm

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