Peter Desaga

Peter Desaga was a German instrument maker at the University of Heidelberg who worked with Robert Wilhelm Bunsen. In 1855, Desaga perfected an earlier design of the laboratory burner by Michael Faraday into the Bunsen burner.

Neither Desaga nor Bunsen patented the design, and many imitations were marketed.[1]

The Bunsen burner was essential to the invention of the spectroscope by Robert Wilhelm Bunsen and Gustav Robert Georg Kirchhoff.

Peter Desaga's son, Carl Desaga, founded C. Desaga.


  1. ^ Louis Rosenfeld, Four Centuries of Clinical Chemistry, 1999, ISBN 9789056996451 n.p.


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