Refracting terrestrial telescope by Mann & Ayscoug

Made:
1740-1750 in London
maker:
James Mann & james Ayscough

Refracting terrestrial telescope by Mann & Ayscough, London, c.1745. 3-draw, object glass 1/2 inch, brass mounts, sliding dustcaps at both ends, body covered in red shagreen, tubes in green vellum. Stamped in gold "Mann & Ayscough London".

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1920-467
Materials:
box (wood), cardboard, copper (alloy), fish skin, glass, gold leaf, paint, vellum, wood
Measurements:
overall (closed): x 240 mm x , 40 mm, .22kg
type:
telescope - terrestrial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry
status:
Permanent collection

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