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Standard Volume - Pint Object Reg. No: ST 042809

Summary:
Brass imperial standard pint. Used at Melbourne Observatory as part of its responsibility for administering weights and measures for Victoria. Subsequently used by the Weights and Measures Branch when the Observatory closed in 1944.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch), 1994
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 12.5 cm (Height), 16 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: 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, Customs House, Immigration Museum Exhibition, 1998-2015
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Weights & Measures
Tertiary Classification: standard volume measures
Inscriptions: Stamped "IMPERIAL STANDARD PINT", "VICTORIA", and five dates 7.12.21 TO 14.6.41
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
User: Victoria: Weights & Measures Branch, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

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