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Small Terrestrial Telescope with Case, by Berge, London, 18th Century?

Inventory Number: 64960
Object Type:
Persons: Berge
Date Created: 18th Century?
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Small Terrestrial Telescope, with ivory? main body, partially silvered and with wooden eye-piece. Part of eye-piece damaged and separated. With pasteboard case covered in red leather, with silk? lid interior.


Case lid cracked and damaged; case body damaged and badly-worn. Telescope body cracked and interior corroded; eye-piece badly damaged and separated.
Primary Inscriptions: "BERGE LONDON" printed on draw-tube.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Silver
wood
glass
ivory?
pasteboard
leather
silk?

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