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Screw-head Tool Set Object Reg. No: ST 022464

Simple lathe for polishing screw heads. in lined case containing ancillary tools. Used at Melbourne Observatory.
Brass lathe bed that is held in vice. One end has adjustable steel screw and the other end has groove with steel bush to hold rotating tool. Grooved end also has two steel axles, the lower with rotating steel cylinder. Upper axle to hold polishing wheels (laps). Ancillary tools are: 2 laps, 2 lantern chucks, 3 split tongs.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Observatory, 1946
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 6 cm (Height), 3 cm (Width), 18 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: clock watchmaking, lathes, observatories, horology
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement 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: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clock & Watch Making
Tertiary Classification: tools & equipment
Inscriptions: Marked on lid '-88-' [inventory number]
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

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