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Barometer - Standard, Hicks Object Reg. No: ST 022141

Summary:
Fortin standard barometer, used at Melbourne Observatory.

Range 22 to 20 inches. Thermometer tube graduated from 30 to 110 deg. F. Vernier has 25 divisions equal to 24 divisions on the barometer scale.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Observatory, 1945
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 10 cm (Height), 14 cm (Width), 118 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: barometers, meteorological apparatus instruments, standard weights measures
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: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Meteorology
Tertiary Classification: barometers
Inscriptions: Marked "J. J. HICKS, 8, 9 & 10 HATTON GARDEN, LONDON".
Maker: J. Hicks, England, Great Britain
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

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