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The seller of this artefact kept calling it "the mother of all burners". Maybe he knew something.


glass blower burner

To me this is a glass bower torch. It has three lines: gas, oxygen and air.

student lab burners

Those Bunsen burners used to be the most abundant piece of equipment in student laboratories.

Alcohol burner

Classic alcohol burner

copper burner

"Mechanized wick" alcohol burner with a patent number from 1903.

alcohol burner

Same thing as at left...a bit more transparent and probably a later design.

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