Telescope by John Marshall

Made:
1685-1695
maker:
John Marshall

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Telescope by John Marshall, Ludgate St., London, seven draw, length closed 23 5/8-inches, c.1690, incomplete
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Telescope by John Marshall, Ludgate St., London, seven draw, length closed 23 5/8-inches, c.1690, incomplete
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope by John Marshall, Ludgate St., London, seven draw, length closed 23 5/8-inches, c.1690, incomplete
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope by John Marshall, Ludgate St., London, seven draw, length closed 23 5/8-inches, c.1690, incomplete
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope by John Marshall, Ludgate St., London, seven draw, length closed 23 5/8-inches, c.1690, incomplete.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope by John Marshall, Ludgate St., London, seven draw, length closed 23 5/8-inches, c.1690, incomplete.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope by John Marshall, Ludgate St., London, seven draw, length closed 23 5/8-inches, c.1690, incomplete.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope by John Marshall, Ludgate St., London, seven draw, length closed 23 5/8-inches, c.1690, incomplete.
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Refracting seven-draw telescope made by John Marshall, Ludgate Street, London, 1685-1695.

This telescope, made for terrestrial (rather than astronomical) use was made by one of London’s leading optical instrument makers, John Marshall. His shop on Ludgate Street was known by several different names in the period, but when this telescope was made it was called: ‘The Archimedes & Spectacles’. This name would have been represented on his wooden shop sign hanging outside. Marshall was a great rival of John Yarwell, another optical instrument maker based in Ludgate Street.

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Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1919-312
Materials:
cardboard, glass, leather, paper, rosewood, vellum
Measurements:
overall (closed): x 920 mm x , 75 mm, .825kg
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry

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