'day and night' achromatic telescope (Meniscus len

Made:
1776-1792 in City of London
maker:
Jno Gilbert, John

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'day and night' achromatic telescope (Meniscus lens) two eyepieces (one with sunfilter), brass dust cap, mahogany tube, on table tripod stand, made by John Gilbert, Tower Hill, London", 2-inch object lens, late 18th century

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1928-918
Materials:
brass, copper (alloy), glass, mahogany, metal and wood
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry