Leather and boxwood spyglass telescope.

Made:
1680-1750 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Spyglass terrestrial telescope, with decorated leather draw-tube and boxwood fitting unsigned, European, 1680-1750.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1997-1973
Materials:
box (wood), cardboard, gold leaf, leather and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall (closed): Wd.350 mm x Dia. 55 mm, Wt. 0.302kg
overall (open): Wd.660 mm x Dia. 55 mm,
type:
terrestrial telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
credit:
Wellcome Trust