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Two-Power Pocket Galilean Telescope with Case, by Ramsden, London, Late 18th Century

Inventory Number: 74585
Object Type:
Persons: Jesse Ramsden
Date Created: c.1760-1800
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Two-Power Pocket Galilean Telescope, with green pasteboard and green fish scales telescope casing; copper alloy mounting. With pasteboard case covered in black leather(?) upon exterior and pink baize?-lined interior. Ivory label reading "541" on wire around telescope.
Primary Inscriptions: "Ramsden / London" stamped on exterior of tube-draw of telescope
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
Paper
Leather
Textile
Metal
Glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
139 54 mm

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