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Laboratory Burner

Laboratory Burner

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Laboratory Burner
Measurements
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
ID Number
CH.323401
catalog number
323401
accession number
251562
Credit Line
Gift of University of Virginia Department of Physics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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