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This Transit Vernier Theodolite is stamped "E R Watts and Son, London.  4676  Made for H Valle. Brisbane" and it is typical of instruments used by surveyors a century ago. It is constructed almost entirely from brass, (weighs over 4 Kg)and has several glass lenses and 3 spirit levels. The lower circle of 5 inch diameter (125mm) is mainly covered to exclude dust. With the instrument mounted on a tripod and levelled with the four foot screws, by viewing through the telescope cross hairs and reading the vernier scales through the eyepieces, one could measure horizontal and vertical angles to an accuracy of a few minutes of arc. Modern surveying equipment may be more accurate, but this beautiful piece of engineering does not need batteries.  This theodolite was donated to the museum by Jack Pearce.
 
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Theodolite  
 
This wonderful photo of three year old Ray Bermingham, was taken in June 1946 after he climbed into a squat cream-can and couldn't get out. He was taken from Goomborian to the hospital where doctors failed to free him. Next stop was J. Smith and Sons in Monkland Street, where blacksmiths carefully cut down the sides of the can with hammers and chisels.  After two and a half hours in the can, young Ray was free to stretch his legs again.

 
BOY-IN-A-CREAM-CAN

 
  BOY IN THE CREAM-CAN photo can be seen in the dairy display.



 The Fascinating Finds can be downloaded below:
Hope you find these exhibits interesting when viewing,
and may wish to visit the Museum to see them on display!
Allan
 
ACF RADIO DOWNLOAD 
AMPRO PROJECTOR DOWNLOAD
ANDREW FISHER IN W.A. DOWNLOAD 
APPLE PEELER-CORER DOWNLOAD
ARAB BEADS DOWNLOAD
BARNES TAP TOOL DOWNLOAD
BED WARMERS DOWNLOAD
BENCHMARK DOWNLOAD
BIRD TRAP DOWNLOAD
BOOTSCRAPER DOWNLOAD
BLARNEY DOWNLOAD
BLARNEY HOSEREEL CART DOWNLOAD
BLUE STREAK TWO MAN CHAINSAW DOWNLOAD
BOILER DOWNLOAD
BOOK TROLLEY DOWNLOAD
BOTTLING MACHINE DOWNLOAD
BRANDING IRON DOWNLOAD
BRADY JINKER DOWNLOAD
BUGGY DOWNLOAD
BULLION BOXES/MOULDS DOWNLOAD
BUTTER CHURN DOWNLOAD
CALIGRAPH DOWNLOAD
CARBIDE LAMPS DOWNLOAD
CARDING MACHINE DOWNLOAD
CASH REGISTER DOWNLOAD
CEDAR MODEL PIANO DOWNLOAD
CHILD'S BOOT DOWNLOAD
CHURCH ORGAN DOWNLOAD
CIRCULAR PLAYING CARDS DOWNLOAD
CLYDE'S HUT DOWNLOAD
COLEMAN PRESSURE LAMP DOWNLOAD
CONCRETE MIXER DOWNLOAD
CRADLE DOWNLOAD
CRICKET BAT DOWNLOAD
CRICKET SCROLL SAW DOWNLOAD
CUMNOCK COTTAGE DOWNLOAD
DENTAL CABINET DOWNLOAD
DIMETRODON DOWNLOAD
DOG & PONY CART DOWNLOAD
DRUID CEREMONIAL COLLAR DOWNLOAD
DRY BLOWER DOWNLOAD
DUMP TRUCK DOWNLOAD
EDISON PHONOGRAPH DOWNLOAD
ENGINE DRIVERS TUCKER BOX DOWNLOAD
EVANS STEAM PUMP DOWNLOAD
FACE AT SCOTTISH SITE DOWNLOAD
FIELD MEDICAL PANNIER DOWNLOAD
FIREMAN'S HELMET DOWNLOAD
FLOOD BOATDOWNLOAD
FLOOD CHAIR DOWNLOAD
FOLDING REED ORGAN DOWNLOAD
FORDSON TRACTOR DOWNLOAD
FORESTER'S PAINTING DOWNLOAD 
GAS LAMP DOWNLOAD
GIBSON GIRL DOWNLOAD
GIMPY HAMMER DOWNLOAD
GLASS FLY TRAPS DOWNLOAD
GML CORNER POST DOWNLOAD
GOOD MANNERS CHART DOWNLOAD
GRADER DOWNLOAD
GRAIN CRUSHER DOWNLOAD
GRAMOPHONES DOWNLOAD
GYMPIE ITE DOWNLOAD
GYMPIE STATION BELL DOWNLOAD
HAY BALER DOWNLOAD
HORNSBY & RUSTON PORTABLE DOWNLOAD
HORSESHOES DOWNLOAD
HOSPITAL BOILERS DOWNLOAD
JAMES NASH BUST DOWNLOAD
JUICE EXTRACTOR DOWNLOAD
KANGAROO MILK CHURN DOWNLOAD
KERO HEATERS DOWNLOAD
KITCHEN SLICER DOWNLOAD
KNIFE SHARPENER DOWNLOAD
LEWIS BUS DOWNLOAD
LOWER WONGA SCHOOL DOWNLOAD
MACSON LATHE DOWNLOAD 
MAJESTIC MANGLE DOWNLOAD
MELTING POT DOWNLOAD
MICHAEL CONDON'S ARM DOWNLOAD
MILNER SAFE DOWNLOAD
MINING TRUCK DOWNLOAD
MODEL BULLOCK WAGON DOWNLOAD
MODEL STAMPER DOWNLOAD
MODEL WINDING ENGINE DOWNLOAD
MYSTERY ITEM DOWNLOAD
NASH FOB WATCH DOWNLOAD
NASH TRUCK DOWNLOAD
NEEDLEWORK DOWNLOAD
1923 AUSTIN AMBULANCE DOWNLOAD
OFFICERS BAROMETER DOWNLOAD
PAINTING PHOENIX MINE DOWNLOAD
POTATO MASHER DOWNLOAD
PRIMING TOOL DOWNLOAD
QUEENIE STOVE DOWNLOAD
RAILWAY GOODS CRANE DOWNLOAD
RAMMUT STAMPER DOWNLOAD
RED STAR WASHING MACHINE DOWNLOAD
ROAD GRADER DOWNLOAD
ROAD ROLLER DOWNLOAD
ROCK CRUSHER DOWNLOAD
ROCK DRILL DOWNLOAD
ROLLER DOWNLOAD
R & T CHAFF CUTTER DOWNLOAD
ROTAFRIG DOWNLOAD
ROTUNDA SLICER DOWNLOAD
RUNGE STAMPER DOWNLOAD
RUSTON ENGINE DOWNLOAD
SCOTTISH FILE CABINETDOWNLOAD
SCOTTISH SCALES DOWNLOAD
SHOE VULCANISER DOWNLOAD
SHOT GUN RELOADER PRESS DOWNLOAD
SMITHFIELD CLOCK DOWNLOAD
SMYTH MEDAL DOWNLOAD
STEAM ENGINE DOWNLOAD
STELLAS DOLLHOUSE DOWNLOAD
STOCK EXCHANGE SEAT DOWNLOAD
SUGAR SCUTTLE DOWNLOAD
SYLVIA CREAM SEPARATOR DOWNLOAD
TAILOR'S IRONS DOWNLOAD
TELEPHONES DOWNLOAD
THEOLODITE DOWNLOAD
TOPSY BATH DOWNLOAD
TURKISH FIELD FUN DOWNLOAD
TYRE SHRINKER DOWNLOAD
VALENTINE CURTIS BRIGG'S HEADSTONE DOWNLOAD
WATER GOURD FUZZY WUZZY DOWNLOAD
WATER SAMPLES DOWNLOAD
WELLER'S BAKERY CART DOWNLOAD
WIRE ROPE CLEANER DOWNLOAD
WOODEN TRAY DOWNLOAD







 



 


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