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Wall Clock - Customs House, Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne, 1877 Object Reg. No: HT 20470

Summary:
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.
Description:
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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 215 cm (Height), 124 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: wall clocks, customs houses, bells
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890), Horology Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: australia
Inscriptions: Face inscribed 'T. Gaunt, Melbourne.'
Maker: Thomas Gaunt - Thomas Gaunt & Co, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1877
User: Victoria: Customs & Excise Department, 1877

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