Decorated leather spyglass telescope.

Made:
1680-1750 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Draw-tube terrestrial telescope, with tooled leather decoratation and and tortoiseshell or horn ferrules and fittings, unsigned, European, 1680-1750.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1997-1975
Materials:
cardboard, glass, leather, paper (fibre product), tortoiseshell and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (closed): Wd.285 mm x Dia. 50 mm, Wt. 0.182kg
overall (open): Wd.750 mm x Dia. 50 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