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Refracting Hand-Held Telescope, English, c. 1680

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Inventory Number: 15115
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Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: English terrestrial telescope, unsigned,c.1680.

Vellum-covered pasteboard and lignum vitae lens mounts; the outer tube is mottled red, orange and green, and the gold tooling includes the Royal Arms. 5-draw; three of the original lenses survive, the objective and the two erecting lenses; the eye-lens and its mount are missing.
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Material(s): lignum vitae
vellum
pasteboard
glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
360 55 mm

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