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Engraving - The Great Melbourne Telescope, Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, 1874 Image Reg. No: SH 950112

Three coloured engravings on one sheet of the Great Melbourne Telescope at Melbourne Observatory. Originally published in The Australasian Sketcher, June-July 1874.

1. 'An Observer at Work': depicting an astronomer and assistant using the Great Melbourne Telescope.
2. 'The Speculum Polishing Machine': depicting the polishing machine for the Great Melbourne Telescope.
3. 'A Party of Amateur Astronomers': depicting a group of public visitors inspecting the Great Melbourne Telescope.
Made: Hazel & Ferguson, printers, circa 1884
Small coloured print, mounted in a museum board frame.
Description Of Content:
Great Melbourne Telescope. Engravings from the Australasian Sketcher, 13 June 1874. Engraving titles: An observator at work; The speculum polishing machine; A party of amateur astronomers.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 46.00 cm (Height), 34.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: astronomy, observatories, telescopes, museum history
Themes this item is part of: Great Melbourne Telescope, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, 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
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Inscriptions: On front: The Great Melbourne telescope. An observer at work/The speculum polishing-machine/A Party of amateur astronomers.
Format: Print - Engraving: Colourised
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1874
Publisher: Hamel & Ferguson, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1874

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