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Scientific Instrument - Plane Table

From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia, Mt Helen Campus Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria

Description
A wooden platform used in surveying equipped with a 2.7 cm diameter dowel at each end that would hold the charts/papers in position. A spherical mount on the underside, designed to match the receptacle on top of the tripod - Item 04129.
Size
80.0 x 65.0 x 20.0 cm
Object Registration
04130
Keywords
plane table, surveying, w. & l.e. gurley, scientific instrument, ballarat school of mines, tripod, location chains
Historical information
Used at the Ballarat School of Mines in Surveying classes. It was used in conjunction with Item 04129 - Collapsible leg surveying instrument, tripod, and at times with Item 4127 - Tripod location chains.
Made By
W.&L.E. Gurley (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Manufacturer's stamp underneath.
Last updated
12 Dec 2019 at 3:17PM