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Inventory no. 86779 - Internal Exhibition Label Text 'English Telescopes'

Refracting telescope by John Yarwell, London, c.1685

Yarwell was one of the leading optical instrument makers in late-17th-century London. He made an object glass of 60-ft focal length for Robert Hooke. The range of his work can be seen from the advertisement reproduced on the nearby panel.

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