Telescope by John Yarwell.

Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c

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Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c
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Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope by Yarwell, signed 'John Yarwell, Fecit', c
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.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1928-920
Materials:
vellum, rosewood, paper, cardboard and glass
Measurements:
overall (closed): x 930 mm x , 70 mm, .715kg
type:
telescope - terrestrial and telescope - refracting
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry