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Hand-held Refracting Telescope by Benjamin Martin, London, Mid-18th Century

Object is on display.
Inventory Number: 75508
Object Type:
Persons: Benjamin Martin
Date Created: c.1760
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Green shagreen-covered body, 3 green draw tubes, brass ferrules and fittings, sliding covers
Primary Inscriptions: MARTIN LONDON
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): pasteboard
shagreen
paper
brass
glass
wood

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