Brass spyglass decorated with shagreen and with an achromatic lens

Made:
1762-1800 in London
maker:
Jesse Ramsden

Brass spyglass decorated with shagreen and with an achromatic lens, by Jesse Ramsden, London, England, 1762-1800

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1983-348
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), fishskin, glass, wood (unidentified)
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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