Telescope by John Yarwell.

Made:
1685-1695
maker:
John Yarwell

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Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c.1690, [London]. 8-draw, object glass 1-inch, length closed 21
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Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c.1690, [London]. 8-draw, object glass 1-inch, length closed 21
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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c.1690, [London]. 8-draw, object glass 1-inch, length closed 21
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c.1690, [London]. 8-draw, object glass 1-inch, length closed 21
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Refracting eight-draw telescope made by John Yarwell, Ludgate Street, London, 1685-1695. Inscribed ‘'John Yarwell, Fecit’. The tube is decorated in gold designs on green vellum and features a royal coat of arms.

This telescope, made for terrestrial (rather than astronomical) use was made by one of London’s leading optical instrument makers, John Yarwell. Yarwell was a great rival of John Marshall, another optical instrument maker based in Ludgate Street.

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Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1928-920
Materials:
cardboard, glass, paper, rosewood, vellum
Measurements:
overall (closed): x 930 mm x , 70 mm, .715kg
type:
telescope - terrestrial
taxonomy:
  • 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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