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English Terrestrial Telescope, by Dollond, London, c. 1750

Inventory Number: 63262
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
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
Material(s): Brass
green fishskin
green vellum