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Standard measure three foot line bar

Measure in storage box, three foot standard measure line bar, metal / wood / textile, made by Troughton and Simms, London, England, 1867, used by Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, 1867-1870 A three foot standard measure consisting of a solid metal bar with measurements engraved on its surface from '0' to '3' feet. Inches have been marked out on the surface of the bar between the '2' and '3' feet marks. The bar is held in a felt lined wooden support box that fits into the base of the wooden storage box. Cotton tabs on either side of the support box allow the support box to be removed from the storage box. The storage box has a hinged lid with two metal catches to secure the lid closed. There is a keyhole in the centre front of the box. Observatory Stock Number 303

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Imperial, measuring instruments, measuring devices, measurement, meter, metre, bar, wooden instruments

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