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Standard Weights - Imperial, 0.01 Grains to 1 Pound, Troughton & Simms, circa 1865 Object Reg. No: ST 042518

Set of standard grain weights, gilt brass and platinum wire weights in wooden box. Made by Troughton & Simms, London, circa 1865.

Used at Melbourne Observatory.
Gilt brass weights: 1 pound (no. 1373), 2800, 2100, 1400, 1000, 700, 400, 300, 200, 100 grains, each in brass cell.

Platinum wire weights: 40, 30, 20, 10, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0.4, 0.3, 0.2, 0.1, 0.04, 0.03, 0.02, 0.01 grains.

4 ivory lifters and more recent plastic forceps. Extra platinum wire weights in glass tube: 0.04, 0.03, 0.02, 0.01 grains.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch), 1994
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9 cm (Height), 19 cm (Width), 33 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: standard weights measures, weights
Themes this item is part of: Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Troughton & Simms, Instrument Makers, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Positional Astronomy 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: Inset panel on lid marked 'Standard Weights, English, Troughton & Simms, London, 619-2'.

Box and small box containing platinum wire weights both stamped 'MCN 4439'.

Paper label on lid with handwritten list of contents.
Maker: Troughton & Simms, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, circa 1865
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1865


davies Posted on 14 Oct 2014 11:04 AM
Appears to be wrong description .kg not lbs

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