Spencer, Browning & Rust Spyglass

Description
This has a mahogany barrel. Its brass, single draw, eye tube is marked "DAY OR NIGHT." The "SPENCER BROWNING & RUST LONDON" signature on the lens cap refers to a firm that was in business, as such, from 1784 to 1840, specializing in instruments for navigational use.
Location
Currently on loan
Object Name
telescope, hand
date made
ca 1784-1840
maker
Spencer Browning & Rust
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 20 in x 2 1/2 in; 50.8 cm x 6.35 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*316945
catalog number
316945
accession number
229656
subject
Military
Measuring & Mapping
Navigation
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Navigation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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