Self-igniting Bunsen Burner on a Stand
An uncommon example of a Bunsen burner with an inlet gas pipe with stopcock at the base and a self-lighting jet which by-passes the stopcock. This feature allows a smaller flame to remain ignited at all times giving the user the ability to apply the main supply via the stopcock when required and ignite the full flame at the turn of a handle. Presumably intended as a means of saving gas consumption whilst retaining speed of use. The burner also comes complete with a three-inch flame spreading attachment to provide a broad flame and its original upstand into which the burner fits within the inner circumference of the base. Circa 1890-1920.
Condition: Good with wear consistent with age and use.
Dimensions: Weight 770gm, Length 17cm, Width 14cm, Height 27cm