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Telescope Micrometer Eyepiece, English, c. 1710

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Inventory Number: 22318
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: English micrometer eyepiece for a telescope.
Lignum vitae, brass, and silvered brass. Unsigned and undated; c.1710.

This is probably the earliest surviving micrometer eyepiece for a telescope. It was used with the large refractor Inv 18872 (Orrery Collection16),
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
335 mm

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