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Hodometer - Wood & Metal, England, circa 1810 Object Reg. No: ST 030735

Summary:
Primitive form of wooden hodometer or waysider with a metal wheel set in its framework that also contains a measuring dial. The device was used in surveying to measure distance. Made in England, circa 1810.
Description:
Hodometer features finely painted black & white dial marked in miles, yards & poles. Brass hands of dial are replacements. Iron rimmed wheel with turned wood spokes. Original painted wooden frame.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 110 cm (Length), 28 cm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: surveying apparatus instruments, hodometers
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Transport Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: SURVEYING & NAVIGATION
Secondary Classification: Linear - Surveying
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Date Made: England, Great Britain, circa 1810

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