Brewster's Patent Kaleidoscope by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, England,1820

Made:
1815-1825 in Birmingham
maker:
Philip Carpenter
Brewster's Patent Kaleidoscope by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, England,1820 (kaleidoscope) Brewster's Patent Kaleidoscope by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, England,1820 (kaleidoscope) Brewster's Patent Kaleidoscope by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, England,1820 (kaleidoscope) Brewster's Patent Kaleidoscope by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, England,1820 (kaleidoscope) Brewster's Patent Kaleidoscope by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, England,1820 (kaleidoscope)

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Kaleidoscope, Brewster's patent, silver plated brass, painted/shellaced tube covering, by Philip Carpenter, Birmingham, England, c.1820 with extra lens for distant objects, and 13 various object plates (one is defective), in wooden (mahogany and/or walnut?) case, velvet lined, with lock and key (see note)

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1918-112
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), metal, iron/steel, silver plated, glass, wood, velvet (textile), bone and shellac
Measurements:
overall (box, closed): 54 mm x 184 mm x 96 mm, , .625kg
overall (kaleidoscope, closed): x 166 mm x , 35 mm,
type:
kaleidoscope
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry