Achromatic telescope, 4-draw, green shagreen with brass mounts

Made:
London
maker:
Peter & John Dollond

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Achromatic telescope by Peter Dollond (?), London, c. 1780. Object glass, 1 5/8-inches, 4-draw, green shagreen with brass mounts. (One tube slightly damaged)

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1918-165
Materials:
cardboard, copper (alloy), fish skin, glass, paper (fibre product), vellum and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (closed): x 410 mm x , 60 mm, .64kg
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry