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Rack of Bunsen Burners

Rack of Bunsen Burners

Racks of several Bunsen burners hooked together were often termed combustion furnaces or trains. This 25-jet example was used by chemists at The Johns Hopkins University. It may date from the 1920s, shortly after the opening of the new Remsen Laboratory on the Homewood campus.
Ref: Arthur H. Thomas, Laboratory Apparatus and Reagents (Philadelphia, 1921), p. 310.
“Chemical Education at Johns Hopkins,” Chemical Age 30 (Sept. 1922): 410-414.
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Object Name
Rack of Bunsen Burners
used by
Remsen, Ira
overall: 38 in x 6 in x 11 3/4 in; 96.52 cm x 15.24 cm x 29.845 cm
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Gift of Johns Hopkins University Department of Chemistry
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National Museum of American History
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