Kerosene Burner


In the mid-1850s, Americans began refining crude hydrocarbons and producing kerosene suitable for lighting and heating purposes. This kerosene burner has a brass reservoir and an iron flame shield, and stands 6.5 inches high.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Lab

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.316212Accession Number: 217523Catalog Number: 316212

Object Name: Kerosene Burner

Measurements: overall: 6 1/2 in x 4 in; 16.51 cm x 10.16 cmoverall: 6 1/2 in x 3 7/8 in; 16.51 cm x 9.8425 cm


Record Id: nmah_1985

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