Opera glass telescope with gilded brass tube and leather case

Made:
1820-1840 in City of Westminster
maker:
George Dollond

Opera glass telescope, 'Galilean' type, gilded brass, 2-draw tube with ivory body and red leather covered wooden case with silk lining, by George Dollond, London, 1820-1840.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1983-151
Materials:
brass, glass, gold plated (gilded), horse hair, ivory, leather, silk and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (case): Ht. 80 mm x Dia. 75 mm, Wt. 0.21kg
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • monocular
  • component - object
  • instrument component
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Wellcome Trust