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Item ST 42811
Standard Volume - Imperial Half-Gill, Brass, Potter, London, England, circa 1860s-1880s
Standard imperial half gill, brass. Made by Potter, London. Used at Melbourne Observatory as part of its responsibility for administering weights and measures for Victoria. Subsequently used by the Weights and Measures Branch when the Observatory closed in 1944.
Melbourne Observatory Collection, Weights and Measures Collection
Science & Measurement, Working Life & Trades
Transfer from Office of Trade Measurement (formerly Weights & Measures Branch), Victoria: Local Government Department, 28 Sep 1994
Potter, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain
Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, by 1945
Victoria: Weights & Measures Branch, South Yarra, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1945 or later
Stamped "IMPERIAL STANDARD HALF GILL" & "VICTORIA"
Commerce & retailing, Weights & measures, Standard volume measures
History & Technology
Type of item
6.3 cm (Height), 4.7 cm (Outside Diameter)
Standard Volume Measures, Standard Weights & Measures
Not on display
Currently in storage
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