Brass refracting telescope of 4 1/2 inch aperture

Made:
1855-1865 in London
maker:
Dollond and Company

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Brass refracting telescope of 4 1/2 inch aperture signed by Dollond, London, c.1860. Altazimuth mount on wooden tripod, complete with original box, 1-inch finder 5 astronomical and 2 terrestrial eyepieces, slow-motion right ascension and declination gearing stabilising rods, brass collar, miscellaneous filters, travelling wire eyepiece micrometer with additional eyepiece and spare wire

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Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1982-919
Materials:
brass, glass, wood
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • micrometer - angle
credit:
Philip, T. (Trevor) and Sons
status:
Permanent collection

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