refracting achromatic telescope with mahogany body

Made:
1780-1790 in London
maker:
Charles Lincoln

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refracting achromatic telescope with mahogany body by John Lincoln, London, England, c. 1785. Fitted with shuttered dust-caps both ends. Length closed (20 1/4-inches), outside diam (2 1/8-inches), object glass (1 1/4-inches) focal length (16-inches).

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1911-259
Materials:
copper (alloy), glass, iron, mahogany (wood) and wood (unidentified)
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry