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Marine Chronometer - McGregor, Glasgow, No Y3529 Object Reg. No: ST 042497

Summary:
Marine chronometer by D. M. McGregor & Co., Glasgow and Greenock, Scotland, No Y3529.

Used at the Melbourne Observatory, probably for astronomical purposes. Handwritten notes inside lid indicating rating of the chronometer, circa 1945 to 1949.
Description:
Silvered dial with Roman numerals and seconds dial above 6 'clock.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch), 1994
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 19 cm (Height), 18 cm (Width), 18 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: astronomy, marine chronometers, astronomical instruments, horology
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, 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: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Chronometers
Tertiary Classification: scotland
Inscriptions: Dial marked "D. M. MCGREGOR & CO. MAKERS TO THE ADMIRALTY, GLASGOW & GREENOCK". NO. Y 3529.
Maker: D.M. McGregor & Co, Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

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