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Gregorian Reflecting Telescope, by James Short, London, 1755

Inventory Number: 90369
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Persons: James Short
Date Created: 1755
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: Gregorian reflector, brass. Pillar and tripod stand with cabriole feet. Primary and secondary mirrors in speculum metal. Push-fit dust cover, screw-fit objective cell with 3 springs. Screw-fit eyepiece. Altazimuth mount, screw movements with square ivory handles. Silver plate with 2 crests and inscription. Focus by screw moving secondary, long rod and knurled knob at eye-end.
Primary Inscriptions: "JAMES SHORT LONDON 216/1237 = 18"
Provenance: Lent by Magdalen College
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