Leather and ivory spyglass telescope.

Made:
1680-1750 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

Leather draw-tube terrestrial telescope, with ivory ferrules and fittings, unsigned, European, 1680-1750.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1997-1977
Materials:
cardboard, glass, ivory, leather, paper (fibre product), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (open): Wd. 430 mm x Dia. 45 mm,
overall (partly closed): Wd. 240 mm x Dia. 45 mm, Wt. 0.0107kg
type:
terrestrial telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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