Spyglass telescope with fishskin tube and leather case

Made:
1725-1735 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

Spyglass telescope (prospect glass), non-achromatic, with fishskin tube covered, red leather,1-draw tube, ivory mounts and cylindrical fishskin covered wooden case, unsigned, probably English, 1725-1735.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1983-162
Materials:
glass, ivory, leather, paper (fibre product) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (case): Ht. 88 mm x Dia. 60 mm,
type:
terrestrial telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • component - object
  • instrument component
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
credit:
Wellcome Trust