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Rain Gauge - T. Gaunt, London & Melbourne, circa 1890s Reg. No: ST 022147
- Dial pattern rain gauge, made by Thomas Gaunt, Melbourne & London. Zinc funnel with square brass rim. Used at Melbourne Observatory.
Used to measure the amount of rainfall.
- Outer case is zinc with glass front & setting hand. Dial is graduated in divisions of 0.01 in. to 1 in., with smaller dial to 12 in.
Mechanism consists of a copper bucket with open ends divided into 2 parts & pivoted about its central point. Bucket tilts when 0.01 in. rain has been collected. An escapement advances a toothed wheel & index hand moves over the dial at each step.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from Melbourne Observatory, 1945
|Tagged with:||meteorological apparatus instruments, rain gauges, casala rain gauge|
|Themes this item is part of:||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, Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890), Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872|
|Primary Classification:||PHYSICAL SCIENCES|
|Tertiary Classification:||rain gauges|
|Inscriptions:||Brass rim marked "T. GAUNT & CO. LONDON & MELBOURNE".|
|Maker:||T. Gaunt and Co., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1890s|
|User:||Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia|
This item is part of the following themes:
- 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
- Thomas Gaunt, Watchmaker & Jeweller (1829-1890)
- Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908
- Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944
- Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872