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Wire Gauze Mat - Bunsen Burner, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: SH 850152

Summary:
Made: circa 1848 - 1950. Used in the pharmacy of a psychiatric hospital in Victoria, 1880-1950. The gauze is used with a bunsen burner tripod and is placed over the gas flame. Used to heat chemicals.
Description:
Burner gauze is a small flat circular plate made up of 2 layers of copper wire mesh of differing gauges with fine mesh over-lapped around edge of other side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 3 mm (Height), 48 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: chemistry, heating, pharmacy equipment, psychiatric hospitals, 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
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1910

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