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Scientific Instruments - Specific Gravity: Metal Cubes - boxed set of seven;

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

A set of seven 2-cm cubes, individually numbered 1 - 7, in a hinged-lid storage box with black surface finish.
Box: 3.0cm x 15.0cm x 3.0cm; Each cube 2cm x2cm x 2cm
Object Registration
physics, laboratory, ballarat school of mines, relative density, specific gravity, metal, elementary physics, brass, lead, steel, copper, aluminium, ferrous alloy
Historical information
Used in Physics Laboratory at Ballarat School of Mines for calculating/confirming relative density (or the specific gravity) of given metal samples. This would have been in Elementary physics experiments.
Inscriptions & Markings
Number and metal of cubes:
1) Brass; 2) Lead; 3) Steel; 4) Copper; 5) Aluminium; 6) ? a ferrous alloy; 7) ? a ferrous alloy.
Last updated
12 Sep 2019 at 12:08PM