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Lamp, Standard Pentane

From the Collection of The Ed Muirhead Physics Museum Level 2, The School of Physics, David Caro Building (192) Corner of Elgin and Swanston Streets The University of Melbourne Parkville VIC

Vernon Harcourt’s Standard Pentane Lamp, consisting of the following components: 27.1: Wooden hinged box with key 27.2: Glass Pentane lamp 27.3: Metal clamp attachment 27.4: Empty glass bottle 27.5: Glass bottle stopper 27.6: 1.5 CP weight 27.7: 1 CP weight 27.8: Small metal bullet 27.9: Instruction sheet Miscellaneous: 2 screws to be reattached to lamp green small piece of glass small flat rectangular piece of metal cotton wool
H15 x L33 x D21
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Inscriptions & Markings
Label on front of box (27.1): “1K5”; “Natural Philosophy Laboratory No. University of Melbourne” Label on inside of box (27.1) “Negretti and Zambra Opticians Meteorological Instrument Makers to the Queen To the Prince of Wales The Royal Observatory Greenwich The British Meteorological Society Admiralty, Board of Trust, Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Holborn Viaduct. 45 Cornhill. 122 Regent Street & Crystal Palace London” (emblem also included on label). Plaque on lamp (27.2): “Nat. Phil. Lab No. Univ. of Melb.”; “Vernon Harcourt Standard Pentane Lamp No. 2. Made by Woodhouse & Rawson Electrical Manfg Coy No. 4590” Label on clamp (27.3): “Nat Phil. Lab. N. Univ. of Melb” Moulded on glass bottle (27.4): “4 oz” Inscribed on weight (27.6): “1.5CP” Inscribed on weight (27.7): “1 CP”
Last updated
16 Dec 2014 at 12:06PM