Wooden Stand

Astronomy

Accession Number: 2019.ast.132 (DAA-0040)

Description:

This is a wooden stand with an an adjustable jointed arm. At the end of this arm there is a cork pincer set into the wood; this can be loosened and tightened to hold flat or very narrow objects. The entire stand can be raised and lowered by means of a telescoping body; a peg (broken), allows the raised body to be held in place.

The stand is fitted to a metal tripod base.

Alternative Name: Wooden Lab Stand, Lab Stand

Primary Materials:

Wood: Unknown, Wood: Cork, Metal: Iron Alloy

Dimensions (cm): Diameter (base) = 20, Height = 40

Function:

This is an adjustable stand for use in a lab. It is designed to hold flat or very narrow items.

Condition:

Good: The surface of the metal base is corroded across the surface. The wood surfaces are in relatively good condition, with only small scratches and marks. The handle of the bpeg that holds the telescoping body in place has snapped off an is missing. The cork of the holding arm is chipped and stained, but intact. The butterfly bolt and bolt that enable the orientation of the arm to be altered is rusted.

Manufacturer: Unknown

Date of Manufacture: Early 20th Century?

Provenance:

This object was moved from the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill in 2009, upon the sale of the observatory. They were stored at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics until 2017, when it was moved to a new storage location in McLennan Physical Laboratories.