Gregorian reflecting telescope of 2 1/8 inch apert

Made:
1724-1731 in England

Gregorian reflecting telescope of 2 1/8 inch aperture with shagreen covered tube and wooden case. The telescope has a ball and socket stand with a claw foot tripod and a mahogany stand made by the Science Museum workshops. Attached to the wooden stand is another ball and socket mounting with screw stand added by Mr T H Court, the donor.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1918-106
Materials:
brass, complete, fishskin, glass, iron, speculum metal, wood
type:
telescope - reflecting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - reflecting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Mr Thomas H. Court
status:
Permanent collection

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