Dollond Telescope

Description
This is a very early achromatic telescope, of the form that Dollond was making in the 1750s and early 1760s. The flint lens of the objective is on the outside, and the erecting eye piece has five elements. The draw tubes are pasteboard with brass ferules; the outer one is covered with green shagreen. The telescope bears the inscription "DOLLOND / LONDON."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope
maker
Dollond
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 1 in; 25.4 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*330320
catalog number
330320
accession number
290549
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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