Terrestrial hand telescope, 6-draw, vellum body, s

Made:
1675-1685 in London
maker:
John Huggins
and
Joseph Howe

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Terrestrial hand telescope, 6-draw, vellum body, stamped originally in gold, wooden mounts, by Howe, signed:- Jo. HOWE/LONDINI/FECIT, c.1680. cap for Object Glass and wooden eyepiece tube lacking, length closed 1ft, 1 3/8 inch, eye lens mount cracked and piece missing, Object Glass mount cracked, and piece missing; all four lenses in good order

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1928-675
Materials:
box (wood), glass, paint, paper, textile, vellum and wood
Measurements:
overall (closed): x 340 mm x , 55 mm, .24kg
type:
telescope - terrestrial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Woolverton, C.N.