Watkins & Hill Telescope

Description
This telescope has an achromatic objective, a four-element erecting eye piece, and a three-draw brass body covered with brown leather that tapers notably from front to back. It bears the inscription "Watkins & Hill, Charing Cross, London" and "THE HONBLE CHARLES HAY, SCOTS FUSILIER GUARDS." Watkins & Hill were in business from 1822 to 1856. The Scots Fusilier Guards were established in 1831.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope (spy glass)
telescope
date made
ca 1830 - 1856
maker
Watkins & Hill
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 2 in; 25.4 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*330321
catalog number
330321
accession number
290549
subject
Astronomy
Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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