Standard Yard

1973/036

Standard yard in brass

SKU: 1973/036 Categories: ,

Description

Standard yard in brass subdivided to 1/10th of an inch on one face and 1/8th of an inch on the other, engraved “STANDARD YARD./ADIE & SON EDINBURGH.” and “LEITH DOCK COMMISSION.”. Square section brass tube with solid ends: the brass end pieces appear to be about 91 mm long, with the tube overlapping about 11 mm at the joints. In fitted wooden case.

Used for checking and calibrating the lengths of other measuring devices of up to a yard in length within the Leith Docks Commission area. The item itself would not normally be used for direct measurement.

This item was exhibited at the “Exhibition of Civil Engineering Works”, Glasgow, 21 September – 23 October 1977.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1973/036

Item Type

Short Description

Standard yard

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1870

Sub-items

Wooden box

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

"LEITH DOCK COMMISSION." and "STANDARD YARD./ADIE & SON EDINBURGH."

Dimensions (mm)

20 x 20 x 923. Case: 50 x 45 x 953.

Donor

Date Donated

June 1973

Materials

Brass

Condition

Good

Display Location