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Photograph - Self-Recording Rain Recorders & Wind Gauges, Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, circa 1900 Image Reg. No: MM 040174

Self-recording rain recorders and wind gauges (anemometer), Sydney Observatory, circa 1900.

Rainfall was collected on the roof of the timeball tower directly above the recording instruments, and directed into the bucket on the right. The weights drive a chart recording mechanism.

Photograph in a photograph album used at Melbourne Observatory, late 19th century.
Description Of Content:
Self-recording rain gauge and wind gauge, Sydney Observatory.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: anemometers, meteorological apparatus instruments, meteorological instruments, observatories, rain gauges
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Secondary Classification: Meteorology
Tertiary Classification: meteorological equipment
Format: Photograph: Black & White
User of Item Depicted: Sydney Observatory, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, circa 1900

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