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【NSTM’s collections】Meridian Instrument


【NSTM’s collections】Meridian Instrument
During 1920, Gautier Company in France exported 3 sets of G. Prin Paris Meridian Instrument to China. One of these was purchased by Land Survey Bureau, Ministry of National Defense from National Government to execute the astronomical geodesy for the army. In 1945, it was placed in the meridian instrument room of the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing. At the end of 1948, it was moved to Survey College of the Combined Service Force in Taiwan then arranged to place in the Department of Measurement of Chung Cheng Institute of Technology.  In 1985, the NSTM purchased it from an instrument company which bought it at auction.

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