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
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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