Gregory & Wright Refracting Telescope

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope, portable refracting
portable refracting telescope
refracting telescope
date made
1782-1790
maker
Gregory & Wright
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
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
PH*328004
catalog number
328004
accession number
270698
subject
Astronomy
Science & Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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