Adams Reflecting Telescope

This brass Gregorian telescope dates from the last quarter of the 18th century. It has a metal primary mirror 2⅜ inches diameter, and a smaller secondary that is adjusted by the rod that runs along the tube. The stand is adjustable in altitude and azimuth. The “G. Adams N˚ 60 / Fleet Street London” signature could refer to George Adams or to his son of the same name, both of whom worked at this address.
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Object Name
telescope, reflector
Adams, George
overall: 13 3/4 in x 10 in x 17 3/4 in; 34.925 cm x 25.4 cm x 45.085 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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