Spyglass telescope with fishskin case.

Made:
1752-1761 in City of Westminster
maker:
J. Dollond & Son

Spyglass telescope (prospect glass), non-achromatic, shagreen single draw-tube, leather body with brass fitting and cylindrical fishskin covered wooden case, by J. Dollond & Son, England, 1752-1761.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1983-157
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), fishskin, leather, shagreen, steel (metal), velvet, wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (case): Ht. 85 mm x Dia.55 mm,
type:
telescope - terrestrial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Loan: Wellcome Trust

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