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Negative - Whirling Room, Melbourne Observatory Image Reg. No: MM 059416

Summary:
Interior of the Whirling Room, erected at Melbourne Observatory in 1905, at the south end of the Great Melbourne Telescope House. The whirling machine in the centre was used to test air flow equipment for mines. The other quipment used to test weights and measures for Victoria are around the permiter of the room.
Description Of Content:
WHIRLING ROOM, BALANCES ENTRANCE TO GREAT TELESCOPE ROOM. O.M.OB. ASTRONOMY INSTRUMENTS AND OBSERVATORIES
Discipline: Technology

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Themes this item is part of: Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Weights & Measures
Tertiary Classification: measuring equipment
Format: Negative - Copy: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1928

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