Prospect spyglass telescope with shagreen tube

Made:
1745-1755 in Europe

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Prospect spyglass telescope with shagreen tube and horn or darkened ivory lens mounts, unsigned, Europe, 1745-1755

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1983-343/1
Materials:
glass, horn, ivory, lignum vitae (wood) and shagreen
Measurements:
spyglass: 73 mm 50 mm, .065kg
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • monocular
credit:
Wellcome Trust