Naval refracting telescope

Made:
1765

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Naval refracting telescope, unknown maker, c. 1770. One brass draw tube, decagonal mahogany body. Length when closed: 78cm.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1984-1292
Materials:
copper (alloy), glass, mahogany (wood) and wood (unidentified)
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Wellcome Trust