Telescope by Christopher Cock

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Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Telescope, 5-draw with terrestial eyepiece, 3 lenses
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
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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:
vellum, wood, glass, paper, gold leaf and paint
Measurements:
overall (closed): x 530 mm x , 70 mm, .615kg
type:
telescope
credit:
Rochelle Thomas, J.