Photograph - Pendulum Gravity Apparatus, Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1893 Image Reg. No: MM 132896

One of five sepia photographs contained in an envelope. Photographs depicting a pendulum gravity apparatus at Melbourne Observatory.

This image belongs to a group of photographs and schematic plans contained in a large green and black buckram folio. The material relates to the Great Melbourne Telescope and surrounding grounds. There is a label mounted on the front of the folio addressed to the Museum of Applied Science from the Melbourne Observatory, it also contains a large brown envelope with a date inscription of 28 Aug 1978.
Sepia tone photograph
Description Of Content:
Side view of pendulum gravity apparatus showing a telescope eyepiece and mechanisms.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 72 mm (Height), 100 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: clocks, physical apparatus instruments, pendulums, scientific equipment, horology
Themes this item is part of: Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Geophysics - Gravimetry
Tertiary Classification: measuring equipment
Inscriptions: Hand written in grey pencil on the back of the image; 'One sixth full size.'
Format: Photograph
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa1893

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