Pocket reflecting telescope in leather case.

Made:
1740-1800 in England
maker:
Unknown

Pocket brass Gregorian reflecting telescope, speculum mirror, in leather case, unsigned, English, 1740-1800.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1997-1980
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), paper (fibre product), shagreen, speculum (alloy of copper and tin), velvet and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (telescope): 35 mm x 185 mm x 40 mm,
overall (case): 45 mm x 200 mm x 60 mm, Wt. 0.313kg
type:
terrestrial telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - reflecting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Wellcome Trust

Cite this page

Rights

We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.


Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero


Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence

Using our data

Download

Download catalogue entry as json

Download manifest IIIF

Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.