Terrestrial Refracting Telescope, by Elliott Brothers, London, 1856/57
|Inventory Number:|| 14698|
|Object Type:|| |
|Brief Description:||Portable hand telescope with mahogany body and three brass draw-tubes; push-on brass cap to object lens, sliding closure to eye lens. The Elliott Brothers 56 Strand and Watkins & Hill 5 Charing Cross addresses were used in combination for only about a year after Elliott took over Watkins & Hill in 1856.|
|Primary Inscriptions:||"ELLIOTT BROS. | 56 Strand & 5 Charing Cross, | LONDON." engraved on draw tube beneath "645 | EIC" and East India Company logo.|
|Provenance:||Presented by H. R. Bristow in 2015. Purchased by the donor from Victor Burness, a dealer.|
|Collection Group:||Bristow Collection|
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