Gregorian reflecting telescope of 2 1/2 inch aperture and a 16 inch focal length

Made:
1737-1758 in London
maker:
John Cuff

Gregorian reflecting telescope of 2 1/2 inch aperture and a 16 inch focal length of 16 inches by John Cuff, London, on an altazimuth stand with folding claw foot tripod.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1918-128
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, iron, leather, speculum (alloy of copper and tin)
Measurements:
overall (as displayed): 475 mm x 490 mm x 230 mm, 2.596 kg
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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