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Portable alcohol burner
Portable alcohol burner for heating surgical instruments in order to cauterize wounds in the field. The burner is made of tinned iron with a brass button catch. It opens flat with a reservoir and cloth tape wick in one half and two folding brass supports in the other. The brass stand would support the instrument handle while the blade was held about two inches above the flame. The inside of the burner is stamped "E.P. / PARIS". It was used during the Civil War by Captain William Moore Leyde of the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Company B, as a camp stove or lantern.
Content Category: artifacts
3 inches length
2 1/4 inches width
1 1/2 inches depth
6 inches length open
2 1/4 inches width open
2 1/4 inches height open
flat wick burner
Used by: United States, Army, Minnesota Heavy Artillery Regiment, 1st (1864-1865), Company B
Owned/used by: Leyde, Captain William Moore
Used in: Civil War, 1861-1865
Used in: Minnesota, United States
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies.
Military. 1861-1865 (Civil & Indian Wars). Equipment & Supplies
Medicine. Medical Equipment & Supplies. Surgical Equipment & Supplies
Household. Heating & Cooling. Stoves for Heating
Use: Not earlier than 1861 - Not later than 1865 (Civil War)
This is an example of a personal effect used during the U.S. Civil War.
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61.93 (Accession Number)