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Fire Syringe
# 4B70.10


Description: A thick-walled test tube is protected by a clear plastic tube and a rubber stopper. A wisp of cotton fiber is at the bottom of the tube. Set the stopper on the table and push the piston down AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. You may wish to practice. The cotton will ignite. The flash is visible to the whole classroom.

Instructions:

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 2 hours

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 15-05 Compress air in a glass tube to light a tuft of cotton. Slow motion photography.
Hilton H-5c Three fire syringes are shown.
Sutton H-179 A piece of cotton in a glass tube will ignite when a plunger is used to quickly compress the air.

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