|GAS/AIR MIXER FOR LOW PRESSURE GASSES||A LITTLE HISTORY ON THIS ITEM:|
The very first glass furnace burner I made was under the tutelage of Norman Schulman in the 1966 RISD Studio, Rehobeth, Ma. There was really no burner nozzle, just a little reducer hole made of soft brick, which works, but it makes a lot of noise. Potters, of whom Norm was one, called this an "Alfred Mixer" with a Dayton Blower as the design was pioneered at Alfred University for the use in gas fired pottery kilns. It was common to attach an Eclipse cast iron nozzle on the working end. If you got this hot enough, you discovered the melting point of cast iron. Having had this very failure led me to invent the ceramic burner head. Who knew that adversity of this sort was actually the doorway to opportunity?
Throughout most of my career I have occasionally made these Alfred type Mixers for folks. For your free instructions on how to construct this item click on link below:
|JOPPA GLASSWORKS BLOWER/MIXER CONSTRUCTION PAPER|