Refracting Telescope

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope
ID Number
1985.0386.005
catalog number
1985.0386.005
accession number
1985.0386
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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