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Standard Length - Yard, A.D. Potter, London, 1864 Object Reg. No: ST 035412

Summary:
Standard brass yard, made by A.D. Potter, London, expressly for the Melbourne Observatory, 1864. Used at Melbourne Observatory as the secondary standard yard for Victoria.
Description:
Brass yard graduated at one foot intervals, with a single graduation at one inch from one end.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch)
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 3 cm (Height), 8 cm (Width), 97 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: DIMENSIONS ARE OF BOX

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Tagged with: meteorology, physical apparatus instruments, standard weights measures
Themes this item is part of: Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, 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 length
Inscriptions: Paper sticker on top of box: SECONDARY STANDARD YARD / END MEASURE / INCORRECT AND NOT USED / POTTER
Maker: A. Potter - A.D. Potter, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1864
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1864

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