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Standard Length - Yard, W.& T. Avery Ltd, London, 1915 Object Reg. No: ST 035411

Summary:
Standard brass yard, serial no. 3252, made by W. & T. Avery Ltd, 1915.

Used as a standard yard at Melbourne Observatory.

1 yard is approximately 91cm.
Description:
Brass yard with micrometer vernier at one end, calibrated in thousands of an inch. Inch graduations marked the full length of the standard. Item is housed in long varnished wooden box with brass plate on hinged lid.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8 cm (Height), 8 cm (Width), 105 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: DIMENSIONS ARE OF BOX

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Tagged with: meteorology, physical apparatus instruments, standard weights measures
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Working Life & Trades 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: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Weights & Measures
Tertiary Classification: standard length
Inscriptions: On top of yard measure: STANDARD YARD MELBOURNE OBSERVATORY W & T AVERY LTD LONDON / 1915
On brass square at right end of yard measure: 3252 / (royal crown) G R / 1915
Maker: W. & T. Avery Ltd., Birmingham, England, Great Britain, 1915

Original Owner
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

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