The Bunsen Burner was invented by Robert Bunsen for the University of Heidelberg in 1852. The new laboratory at the University was to have gas for heating and lights. Bunsen and the university’s mechanic, Peter Desaga, created a small, efficient burner that generated a hot, sootless, non-luminous flame fueled by the gas lines in the new lab. Their successful design rapidly spread throughout medical and chemical laboratories worldwide.
The Oskaloosa Herald and the Nelson Pioneer Farm are teaming up to test your knowledge of historical artifacts.
The Nelson Pioneer Farm has about 15,000 artifacts in its collection spanning in age from the 1840s to the present.
The Herald will take a picture of an artifact and publish it in the Herald section of the Oskaloosa Shopper, The Oskaloosa Herald an the Herald's Web site, www.oskaloosa.com. People can make a guess on what they think the object could be.
People can either email their guess to email@example.com or mail their guess to The Oskaloosa Herald, P.O. Box 530, Oskaloosa, IA 52577. You can vote from Wednesday through Saturday.
The identity of the artifact and the vote breakdown will be announced in each Wednesday's Herald Shopper along with the week's new artifact.
Herald Editor Duane Nollen can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org