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Achromatic Telescope with Tripod, by Dollond, London, c. 1770

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Inventory Number: 47212
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1924-40
Brief Description: Round mahogany tube with 3 3/4-inch achromat, focal length about 42 inches. On top of the tripod is an alt-azimuth mounting.

The telescope (47212.1) is of a cylindrical mahogany tube with 3¾ achromat. Focal length of about 42”. Made by Dolland. Its’ eyepiece is formed by a narrow brass tube and has a small sighting telescope fixed to the mahogany body. The fixed tripod (47212.2) has an alt-azimuth mounting with slow-motion screws.
Provenance: Lent by the Queen's College, Oxford
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
2300 1190 730 mm

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