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Refracting Telescope, by Samuel Scatliff, London, c. 1740

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Inventory Number: 71340
Object Type:
Persons: Samuel Scatliff
Date Created: c.1740
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1931-6/83
Brief Description: An early non-achromatic telescope, mahogany tube with brass fittings and eye-piece, reverse taper decagonal body, about 3' focal length.
Primary Inscriptions: "Saml. Scatliff Londini fecit"
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Astronomical Society. Previously owned by the astronomer Francis Baily. Donated to the RAS in 1876.
Collection Group: Royal Astronomical Society Collection
Material(s): Wood

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