Gregory & Wright Refracting Telescope

This telescope has an achromatic objective lens of 2 inches aperture, a wooden tube with brass fittings, and a brass pillar and claw stand. It was made between 1782 and 1790 when Henry Gregory and Gabriel Wright were working together as opticians in London.
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope, portable refracting
portable refracting telescope
refracting telescope
date made
Gregory & Wright
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
overall: 10.2 cm x 78.5 cm x 19 cm; 4 in x 30 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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