Spyglass telescope with shagreen covered tube

Made:
1760-1795
maker:
George Adams

Achromatic spyglass (terrestrial) telescope, two-draw, leather and shagreen tube with brass fittings, by George Adams the younger, London, England 1760-1795

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1918-143
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, paper (fibre product), shagreen and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (open): 380 mm 35 mm,
overall (closed): 190 mm 35 mm,
overall weight: .125kg
type:
terrestrial telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry

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