Spyglass telescope in leather case.

Made:
1816-1830 in Cheapside
maker:
Alexander Mackenzie

Hand held spyglass refracting telescope with decorative plastic covering (later addition), in leather case (one end missing), by Alexander Mackenzie, 15 Cheapside, City of London, England, 1816-1830,

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1997-1970
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, leather, paper (fibre product), plastic (unidentified) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
telescope overall (open): Wd. 490 mm x Dia 45 mm,
telescope overall (closed): Wd.185 mm x Dia 45 mm,
Case overall: Wd.210 mm x Dia 52 mm, Wt. 0.394kg
type:
terrestrial telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Wellcome Trust