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Refracting Telescope, English, c. 1690

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Inventory Number: 23976
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: A 12-ft refracting telescope; English. Undated and unsigned; c.1690.
Pasteboard tubes, white vellum covering with gold tooling, eye-piece mounted in lignum vitae. The Huygenian eyepiece consists of two lenses, the first (star-side) one of which is loose (with its split ring fastener).
The objective lens and mount are missing,
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
760 mm

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