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Standard Weights - 1 Grain to 10 Pennyweights Reg. No: ST 042517
- Standard troy weights, platinum, 10 pennyweights to 1 grain. Weights on velvet in wooden box, with ivory tweezers. Weights comprise: 10, 5, 3, 2, 1 pennyweight (4 pennyweight missing); 12, 6, 3, 2, 1 grains (one grain weight missing).
Used at Melbourne Observatory as a secondary standard for Victoria..
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch), 1994
|Dimensions:||10 cm (Height), 16 cm (Width), 23 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||observatories, standard weights measures, weights|
|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 weights|
|Inscriptions:||Front of box carved '-98-' [inventory number]. Label on top of box marked 'S. S. Standard Weights'. Top of box carved 'SS'.
Plate in box marked 'S.W. Maquay, Maker, Melbourne'.
|Maker:||S. Maquay, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Place Used:||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