telescope (prospect glass; spyglass) 1-draw tube,

Made:
1745-1755 in England
maker:
Unknown

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telescope (prospect glass; spyglass) 1-draw tube, with green shagreen covered body, green leather draw tube, horn ferrules and fittings, shutters on eyepiece and main objective lens, unsigned, probably English, c.1750

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1938-741
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cardboard, glass, horn, leather, lignum vitae (wood), metal, paper and shagreen
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • monocular
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry