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Plan - Transit Room, Melbourne Observatory, 1861 Document Reg. No: HT 9077

Summary:
Plan from the Melbourne Observatory drawn on off-white paper in black ink showing the West Elevation of the First Transit Room, completed in 1863.
Description:
Plan from the Melbourne Observatory drawn on off-white paper in black ink showing the West Elevation of the First Transit Room, completed in 1863. The plan fills the page and comprise a central wheel mechanism with a door to the left. The paper has traces of foxing and mould around the edges. Handwritten inscription in pencil on the reverse.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 53.3 cm (Width), 78.3 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: astronomy, observatories, plans
Themes this item is part of: Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: plans
Inscriptions: Handwritten in pencil on the reverse: "Plan and Elevation of W Transit Room / Melb Obsy" / "5 Inch TC / Room".
Place & Date Designed: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1861

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