Bunsen burner

Category Burners

Year of manufacture/creation the 1960s

Manufacturer/author Spółdzielnia Pracy Metalowców Techniport w Pruszkowie

Place of manufacture/creation Pruszków, Poland

Size Height: 17.5 cm
Width: 7 cm
Length: --- cm
Weight: 0.3 kg

Material cast iron, brass

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1992

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

Gas needs a constant supply of air to burn – and this requirement can be used to control the flame.

This fact is exemplified by the design of the burner. The air and gas are mixed in the nozzle – a tube with openings at its base. It is possible to change the quantity of air in the nozzle by adjusting the size of these openings – the more air comes into the nozzle, the hotter the flame.

This type of burner was first used by the chemist Robert Bunsen in his very well-equipped laboratory at the University of Heidelberg.

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