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Printing Plate - Presentation Bookplate, Melbourne Observatory, 1880s Object Reg. No: ST 024201

Hand engraved copper printing plate, for printing presentation bookplates for publications of the Melbourne Observatory, 1880s.
Rectangular copper plate.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Victoria: Local Government Department Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch), 1957
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1 mm (Height), 122 mm (Width), 193 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: observatories, printing
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication 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: COMMUNICATIONS
Secondary Classification: Printing
Tertiary Classification: printing type, blocks & plates
Inscriptions: Plate inscribed in reverse: 'Melbourne Observatory / Latitude 37o, 49' 53" S. Longitude 9h 39m 48'8s E / Presented / by Authority of / Her Majesty's Government in Victoria / to'
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1880s

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