'day and night' refracting telescope, micrometer a

Made:
1795-1800 in London
maker:
Jesse Ramsden

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'day and night' refracting telescope, micrometer adapted for use with Rand's micrometer, by Jesse Ramsden, London, England, c. 1800. Brass tube and table tripod, 1 3/4-inch object glass, one eyepiece with sun filter and micrometer eyepiece, fitted in mahogany box, with key, diameter for main tube 1 7/8-inch length 1-foot 5-inch, screw adjustable for altitude of focussing. No lens cap

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1911-252
Materials:
copper (alloy), glass, ivory, mahogany (wood) and textile
Measurements:
telescope and eyepiece: 510 mm x 530 mm x 260 mm, , 2.41kg
box: 90 mm x 500 mm x 135 mm, , 1.195kg
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
J.C. Stevens (Auction Sales)

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