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

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.
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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