small telescope (prospect glass; spyglass; opera g

Made:
1759 in Milan
maker:
Francois de Baillou

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small telescope (prospect glass; spyglass; opera glass), 1-draw tube, black fishskin covered tube, leather draw tube with silver tooled decoration, wooden (walnut?) lens fixtures, silver bands around draw tube, in wooden case, by Francis de Baillou, Milan, dated 1759 (object lens missing)

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1938-434
Materials:
cardboard, fishskin, glass, leather, paper, silver, walnut (wood)
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • monocular
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
credit:
Holliday, E.N.

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