Adams Reflecting Telescope

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope, reflector
maker
Adams, George
Measurements
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
ID Number
PH*329778
catalog number
329778
accession number
283516
subject
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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