• 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


Guitar Collection





The Powerhouse Museum’s collection of guitars includes both acoustic and electric instruments made in a variety of countries such as England, France, Spain, the USA and Australia. Of particular interest are the number of nineteenth century guitars represented by makers such as Louis Panormo of London and Johan Georg Staufer of Vienna noted for their innovative and experimental designs. More modern makers are also represented such as Jose Ramirez III or companies such as Dobro, Rickenbacker, Gibson, Epiphone Gretsch and Ibanez.

Australian acoustic and electric guitar makers are represented too and include instruments by companies such as Maton and Pacific through to individuals like Roger Buckmaster, Graham Caldersmith, Jim Williams and Lawrence Smith. More unusual or lesser known instruments include the Australian designed and made pedal steel guitar by Jack Richards and his colleagues, the Kord King. Guitars owned and played by Australian musicians are also represented with names such as Angus Young, Harry Vanda, Deb Conway, Lucky Starr, Chris Bailey and Ed Kuepper.

By appointment only


Guitar makers; Musical instrument manufacture; Musical instruments



Coverage Spatial

France; Spain; United States of America; Australia; United Kingdom

Coverage Temporal


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