Brewster's Patent Kaleidoscope by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, England,1820

Made:
1815-1825 in Birmingham
maker:
Philip Carpenter

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Kaleidoscope, Brewster's patent, silver plated brass, painted/shellaced tube covering, by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, England, c.1820 with extra lens for distant objects, and 13 various object plates (one is defective), in wooden (mahogany and/or walnut?) case, velvet lined, with lock and key (see note)

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Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1918-112
Materials:
bone, brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, iron/steel, metal, shellac, silver plated, velvet (textile), wood
Measurements:
overall (box, closed): 54 mm x 184 mm x 96 mm, , .625kg
overall (kaleidoscope, closed): x 166 mm x , 35 mm,
type:
kaleidoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • toy - recreational artefact
  • optical toy
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry
status:
Permanent collection

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