• 85/1497 Crucibles (6), ceramic, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown
  • 85/1498 Ladles (2), (metallurgists), iron, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown, c 1950
  • 85/1499 Pit saw, steel blade, wooden handle, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, maker unknown, 1950-1960
  • 85/1500 Pitch-fork, (garden or hay), used at Sydney Observatory workshop, 1930-1950
  • Two rain gauge measuring cylinders.
    85/1913 Rain gauges (2), measuring cylinders, glass, made by Angelo Tornaghi, used at Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia, 1861-1900
  • 85/1914 Sieve, cylindrical, copper, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, [Australia]
  • 85/1915 Funnel, conical, ceramic, size 6 (or 9), used at Sydney Observatory workshop, [1930-1950]
  • 85/1916 Mortar & pestle, ceramic, used at Sydney Observatory workshop, made in [England]
  • 85/1917 Cylinder, glass, graduated, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1918 Cylinder, glass, graduated, stoppered, used at Sydney Observatory, Australia, 20th century
  • 85/1919 Measuring vessel, possibly rain gauge, glass with spout, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1920 Tubing (2 pieces), chemical glassware, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1921 Watch glasses (2), used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1922 Test tube, fused silica, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1923 Tube, sealed glass, containing liquid, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1924 Glass discharge tube, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1925 Discharge tubes (3), glass, (containing powders), used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1926 Vessels (5), glass, handblown, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1927 Filter flask, glass, used at Sydney Observatory, Crown, Australia
  • 85/1928 Boiling flasks (2), glass, used at Sydney Observatory
  • 85/1929 Funnel & filter chamber, porcelain/glass, used at Sydney Observatory, Buchner's, Japan/England
  • 85/1930 Roentgen tubes (2), X-ray, used at Sydney Observatory, Newton & Co, London, England


Tom Lennon Photographic Collection





The archive of the Sydney commercial photographer Tom Lennon contains approximately 1800 images dating from 1927 to 1949.

Tom Lennon was a commercial and portrait photographer with a studio on Victoria Road, Drummoyne, Sydney, during the 1930s and 1940s. This archive contains images mostly in the format of glass plate negatives, although there are also film negatives and photographic prints. The images taken by Lennon document Sydney during this time, particularly the social activities of Sydneysiders. The images are mostly of balls and dinners held in Sydney, but also include weddings, funerals, work events, parties, portraits, pets, fashion, horse races, and various places and events in Sydney. The majority of balls and dinners in the photos were held at Mark Foy's Empress Ballroom. Other venues include: Farmers Blaxland Galleries, Granville Town Hall, Hordern Brothers, Jack Keating Dance Studio, Oddfellows Hall, St George's Hall at Newtown, Sydney Mechanics School of Arts, Sydney Town Hall, the Trocadero, and University of Sydney's Great Hall. In 1955 Lennon moved to Wagga Wagga where he worked as photographer for the Daily Advertiser for 20 years. An extensive collection of his work during his Wagga period is held at the Charles Sturt University Regional Archives.

By appointment - Powerhouse Museum Archives

A selection of material is available on the Powerhouse Museum Website


Commercial photography; Social events

Glass plate negatives; Photographs

Mark Foys; Tom Lennon

Coverage Spatial

Sydney, New South Wales

Coverage Temporal



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