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Standard Weights - 1 Grain to 10 Pennyweights Object Reg. No: ST 042517

Summary:
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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10 cm (Height), 16 cm (Width), 23 cm (Length)

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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

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