Object StatementTape chronograph in storage box, serial number 5066, metal / wood / paper, made by Telephones LeLas, Paris, France, used at Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1909 -1950
Physical DescriptionTape chronograph in storage box, serial number 5066, metal / wood / paper, made by Telephones LeLas, Paris, France, 1909 -1950, used at Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
A portable tape chronograph contained within a wooden box with a drop front and hinged lid that enables the chronograph to slide out for use. The chronograph consists of a brass rectangular box, containing a spring driven tape drive, that is fixed to a rectangular wooden base board. There is a lever at the base of the metal box that switches the mechanism on. A winder key can be attached to a spoke above the switch. When not in use, the winder key is stored on a spoke fixed to the wooden base board. Two metal levers on the top of the chronograph fold out to accommodate two brass reels wound with blue paper. When not in use, the two reels wound with blue paper are stored on two spokes fixed to the inside back of the box. In one corner of the box is cylindrical metal compartment and in the opposite corner is a sprung brass compartment. The remnants of a leather strap can be seen on either side of the outside of the box. Two metal catches on the outside of the box hold the front and lid of the box closed.
Observatory stock number 191.