Refracting Telescope

This is a brass instrument. The achromatic objective lens is 2¾ inches aperture, and the tube is 45 inches long. It has a finder scope, several eyepieces (both terrestrial and celestial), and a mahogany case with brass hardware. It came from Baldwin Wallace College in Berea, Ohio.
The Baldwin Institute, established by John Baldwin in 1845, was a Methodist school that admitted students without regard for race or gender. It became Baldwin University in 1853. It merged with the nearby Wallace College in 1913 to become Baldwin-Wallace College. It became Baldwin Wallace University in 2012.
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National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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