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Standard Length - Divided Line Scales Object Reg. No: ST 042516

Summary:
Box of five divided line scales on glass and silver from Melbourne Observatory.

Used to measure length.
Description:
1. 20 centimetres by 1 millimetre, silver strip on brass, marked "MELBOURNE OBSERVATORY, NO. 1 MILLIMETRE"
2. 18 centimtres by 1 millimetre, silver strip on brass, marked "MELBOURNE OBSERVATORY, NO. 2 MILLIMETRE".
3. 25 centimetres by 1 millimetre, silver strip on brass.
4. 18 centimetres by 1 millimetre, glass.
5. 25 centimetres by 1 millimetre, glass, marked "ENGRAVED FROM P. GAUTIER'S COPY OF INTERNATIONAL BUREAU STANDARD, SLIDE MICROMETER, MELBOURNE OBSERVATORY, 1892, W. P. WILKINSON".
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch), 1994
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 5 cm (Height), 16 cm (Width), 39 cm (Length)

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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
Primary Classification: COMMERCE & RETAILING
Secondary Classification: Weights & Measures
Tertiary Classification: standard length
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

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