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Terrestrial Refracting Telescope, by Elliott Brothers, London, 1856/57

Inventory Number: 14698
Object Type:
Accession Number: 2015-3/18
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
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
700 mm

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