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Standard Length - Yard, W.& T. Avery Ltd, London, 1915 Reg. No: ST 035411
- 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.
- 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)
|Dimensions:||8 cm (Height), 8 cm (Width), 105 cm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||DIMENSIONS ARE OF BOX|
|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
|User:||Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia|
This item is part of the following themes:
- 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