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Refracting Telescope by James Wilson, London, c.1700

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Inventory Number: 29920
Object Type:
Persons: James Wilson
Date Created:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: English 9-foot refractor telescope, undated, c. 1700.
Wood, vellum, glass, brass.
Object-glass signed, "Jac: Wilson Londini fecit"; undated.
The trunnions are 90mm apart, and fit the supports on the associated tripod.
Primary Inscriptions: Object-glass signed, "Jac: Wilson Londini fecit".
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
1830 mm

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Tripod

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Inventory Number: 29920
Object Type:
Persons: James Wilson
Date Created:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: Wooden tripod with copper alloy fittings and ball and socket joints. The spacing between the supports is 96mm.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
1830 mm

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