Gregorian reflecting telescope, brass tube covered

Made:
1785-1795 in London
maker:
Jesse Ramsden

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Gregorian reflecting telescope, brass tube covered with green shagreen on brass folding tripod by Jesse Ramsden, London, England, c. 1790.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1925-139
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), bronze (copper, tin alloy), copper (alloy), fish skin and glass
type:
telescope - reflecting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - reflecting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Stevens's Auction Rooms Ltd.

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