English Terrestrial Telescope, by Dollond, London, c. 1750
|Inventory Number:|| 63262|
|Object Type:|| |
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||English Terrestrial Telescope, consisting of pasteboard tubes covered with green fishskin and green vellum; brass mounts. A non-achromatic telescope containing two draw-tubes and an erecting lens system in the eye tube. It is unusually slim, and is a rare example of the early work of the Dollond family, made before they introduced achromatic lenses in 1858.|
|Primary Inscriptions:||Instrument: "DOLLOND LONDON"
Attached label: "505"
Attached label: "N - ach 36 C1720-60"|
|Provenance:||Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.|
|Collection Group:||Clay Collection|