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Perspective Glass Telescope, English, c. 1725

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Inventory Number: 28955
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: English 1-draw perspective glass.
Pasteboard, covered with green gold-tooled vellum; ivory lens mounts and caps. Unsigned and undated: c.1725.

This perspective glass, or small telescope, has a concave eye-lens, as used in the telescope invented by Galileo in 1609, and now used in opera-glasses.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
135 mm

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