Laboratory Burner

Laboratory Burner

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The “G. BARTHEL” inscription on the base of this laboratory burner refers to Gustav Barthel, a German inventor/entrepreneur whose factory in Dresden produced apparatus for heating and cooking.
Ref: Friedrich Gustav Barthel, “Lamp for Burning Hydrocarbons,” U.S. Patent 442,281 (Dec. 9, 1890).
Gustav Barthel, “Lamp or Burner,” U.S. Patent 506,201 (Oct. 10, 1893).
“Alcohol-Burning Bunsen Burner,” Pharmaceutical Record 14 (1892): 140.
Edward William Lucas, Practical Pharmacy (London, 1898), pp. 38-40.
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Laboratory Burner
Barthel, Gustav
overall: 6 1/2 in x 5 in; 16.51 cm x 12.7 cm
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