Telescope by Christopher Cock

Made:
1673
maker:
Christopher Cock
Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini: Group photograph of Compound microscope, Robert Hooke type, unsigned, c.1671. English.  Objective lens not original and Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini: Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini: Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini: Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini: Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini: Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini: Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini: Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini:

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Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini:
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Group photograph of Compound microscope, Robert Hooke type, unsigned, c.1671. English. Objective lens not original and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini:
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini:
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini:
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini:
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini:
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini:
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini:
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses, focal length Object Glass 90cm, signed Christopher Cock Londini:
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Refracting five-draw telescope made by Christopher Cock, Long Acre, London, 1673. Inscribed ‘Christopher Cock Londini 1673’. The tube is decorated in gold designs on red 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, Christopher Cock. It contains three lenses and the focal length of the object glass is 90cm. Cock is known to have supplied instruments to Robert Hooke, Curator of Experiments at the Royal Society.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1926-419
Materials:
glass, gold leaf, paint, paper, vellum and wood
Measurements:
overall (closed): x 530 mm x , 70 mm, .615kg
type:
telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Rochelle Thomas, J.