Perry Mason & Co. Telescope

Perry Mason & Co. was the publisher of The Youth’s Companion, the most popular and successful family journal in the U.S. in the second half of the nineteenth century. This telescope was probably a premium given for a subscription to that magazine. It has an achromatic objective, a four-element erecting eyepiece, and a five-section brass draw tube covered with leather. The telescope bears the inscription "PERRY MASON & Co. BOSTON."
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope, refractor
overall: 11 in x 1 27/32 in; 27.94 cm x 4.699 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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