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Bunsen Burner - circa 1920 Object Reg. No: SH 850560

Bunsen burner, circa 1920 used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia.
Brass Bunsen burner has round, very slightly domed iron base (plated black on bottom and green on top). Shortish tubular stem with brass pipe attaching to rubber gas pipe, extending horizontally near base and oblong cut-out of stem just above, to expose gas jet for lighting. Closed by a swivelling brass band.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 8.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, psychiatric services, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: laboratory equipment
Inscriptions: "H" engraved on stem just above base.
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

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