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Laboratory Burner

Laboratory Burner

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In this unusual and ornate device, alcohol in the copper ball is vaporized and then travels through the pipe and into the flame. By 1860, Casella in London was selling a similar device that he termed a “Spirit Lamp or Blow-Pipe, self-acting. On the Russian principle, with copper ball.”
Ref: L. Casella, An Illustrated and Descriptive Catalogue (London, 1861), pp. 107-108.
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Laboratory Burner
overall: 8 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 8 in; 21.59 cm x 6.35 cm x 20.32 cm
overall: 8 5/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 8 1/8 in; 21.9075 cm x 6.35 cm x 20.6375 cm
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Gift of University of Virginia Department of Physics
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National Museum of American History
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