• 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


Lawrence Hargrave Archive Collection





A collection of drawings and journals by the aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave, dated between 1865 and 1915.

The Powerhouse Museum holds a large collection of material relating to the aviation pioneer Lawrence Hargrave. Hargrave's greatest contribution to aeronautics was the invention of the box or cellular kite. He also had a number of other areas of research and interest, such as his exploration work in the Torres Straits and New Guinea. These are all illustrated in this archival collection of his work. The archive includes drawings of engines, flying machines, kites and wave propelled vessels. Also included is correspondence, newscuttings and journals containing details of his aeronautical work, travels, interests and ideas. This archival collection is complemented by W. Hudson Shaw's Lawrence Hargrave Archive Collection and a collection of objects relating to Hargrave, both held by the Powerhouse. Together they form the most significant collection of Hargrave material assembled

By appointment - Powerhouse Museum Archives

Parts of this collection are digitised and available on the Powerhouse Museum website.


Aeronautics; Air transport; Aviation; Exploration; Flight technology; Inventions and innovations

Archives; Drawings; Journals


Lawrence Hargrave

Coverage Spatial

Australia; Papua New Guinea

Coverage Temporal



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