Box and Wrench

Astronomy

Accession Number: 2019.ast.214

Description:

This is a wooden box with a “David Dunlap Observatory” sticker stuck to it and a small latch on the front. It contains a wrench and a number of knobs, screws, and washers; these objects are likely not original to the box. On the inside, the box has wooden supports for two or three long objects. The wrench is made of solid metal and medium sized.

Primary Materials: Wood, Metal: Iron Alloy.

Markings:

On the blue label affixed to the exterior of the box: “UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
ASTRONOMY
DAVID DUNLAP OBSERVATORY”

Embossed on the wrench: “17”
“FJP”
“3/8”
“STAMP I10-F1”

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Height = 5.2, Width = 8, Length = 20.5.

Function:

This box is likely used to ship or contain instruments or components. A wrench is used to unscrew a large bolt or nut.

Condition:

Excellent: The box is in excellent condition with little sign of damage. The hinges are slightly warped. The items inside the box are in excellent condition.

Date of Manufacture: Mid-Late 20th Century

Provenance:

This box was kept at the David Dunlap Observatory until 2009. Upon the sale of the Observatory, it was moved to the University of Toronto’s Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the St George Campus. In 2017 it was moved to a new storage location in McLennan Physical Laboratories.