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Inventory no. 29666 - Internal Exhibition Label Text 'English Telescopes'

Refracting telescope by John Marshall, London, c.1715

Marshall was one of London's leading optical instrument makers, best known now for his compound microscopes. A customer who visited his shop in 1710 recorded that Marshall had had his name painted in white on the roof of a distant building, for customers to assure themselves of the performance of his telescopes.

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