Objective lens by John Reeves

Made:
1657-1689

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One of two old object glasses of 2 1/4-inch aperture in wood mount by John Reeves 1657-1689. Presented by George
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One of two old object glasses of 2 1/4-inch aperture in wood mount by John Reeves 1657-1689. Presented by George
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

One of two old object glasses of 2 1/4-inch aperture in wood mount by John Reeves 1657-1689. Presented by George
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Objective lens of 2¼ inch aperture I wooden mount, made by John Reeves, Long Acre, London, 1657-1689.

This lens is one of two, the other was made by Edward Scarlett, which were presented by George Dollond to the Hartwell Museum, Hartwell House near Aylesbury in December 1859. They are thought to have once belonged to Sir Samuel Bentham.

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Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1918-268/1
type:
objective lenses
credit:
Mrs. Philiss D. Lee

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