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Wall Clock - Customs House, Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, 1877 Reg. No: HT 20470
- Wall clock originally installed in the Long Room of the Customs House, Flinders Street, Melbourne in 1877.
Clock made by Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne. The clock was controlled by electrical impulse from Melbourne Observatory.
- Large wall clock, cedar drop dial case, cast-iron bezel hinged at top.
Weight driven; dead-beat escapement. Pendulum bob contains an electromagnet to enable electrical control from a distance. Electrical terminals on top of clock case.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from State Government of Victoria Treasury, 1997
|Dimensions:||215 cm (Height), 124 cm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||wall clocks, customs houses, bells, horology|
|Themes this item is part of:||Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890), Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Inscriptions:||Face inscribed 'T. Gaunt, Melbourne.'|
|Maker:||Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1877|
|User:||Victoria: Customs & Excise Department, 1877|