Spyglass with shagreen tube and brass lens mounts

Made:
1700-1799 in Europe
maker:
Unknown

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Spyglass, shagreen tube, brass lens mounts, unsigned, Europe, 1700-1799

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1983-359
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cardboard, glass, paper (fibre product) and shagreen
Measurements:
overall (standing upright): 48 mm 33 mm, .043kg
type:
terrestrial telescope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
credit:
Wellcome Trust