Miniature spyglass telescope with boxwood case

Made:
1725-1735. in England

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Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Miniature spyglass telescope, 1-draw red leather tube, with tooled gilt decoration and horn lens mounts with boxwood cylindrical case, probably English, unsigned, 1725-1735.

Details

Category:
Optics
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
1983-149
type:
telescope - terrestrial
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • instrument component
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
credit:
Wellcome Trust