Glass Plate Box - Plate Carrier, Great Melbourne Telescope, 1870s Object Reg. No: HT 27294

Wooden box used for carrying glass photographic plates and their holders for the Great Melbourne Telescope at the Melbourne Observatory, 1870s.
A square, dove-tail jointed, wooden box of light brown colour with a hinged top. The top is closed using two swinging type metal latches which fit into two metal eyelets. Inside the box there are six wooden partitions; two are detached from the sides. There is a faded white label with a blue border and handwritten text attached to the top of the box with adhesive.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch), 1994
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 228 mm (Height), 225 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: astronomy, photographic equipment, telescope accessories
Themes this item is part of: Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, 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, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescope components
Inscriptions: Label on box: ' Plate Carrier / Great Telescope '
Place & Date Used: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1872-1900

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