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Glass Negative - Pendulum Gravity Apparatus, Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1893 Image Reg. No: MM 030303

Summary:
Pendulum gravity apparatus erected in an office at Melbourne Observatory. This was probably taken in 1893, when Pietro Baracchi made observations for comparison with those made at Greenwich in 1889 and Kew in 1888, by which the value of g for Melbourne could be differentially determined.
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Pendulum apparatus erected in an office at Melbourne Observatory. This was probably taken in 1893, when Pietro Baracchi made observations for comparison with those made at Greenwich in 1889 and Kew in 1888, by which the value of g for Melbourne could be differentially determined.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: bookshelves, clocks, scientific equipment
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Horology 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, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Geophysics - Gravimetry
Tertiary Classification: measuring equipment
Format: Glass Negative: Black & White; Half Plate
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1893

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