Blunt Telescope

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Description
This telescope was made around 1800. It has an achromatic objective, a four-element erecting eye piece, and an octagonal wooden tube that tapers slightly from the objective lens to the eye piece. The telescope bears the inscription "BLUNT / LONDON." The signature probably refers to Thomas Blunt, an instrument maker who worked with Edward Nairne for many years before going into business on his own in 1794.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1800
maker
Blunt
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Measurements
aperture: 1 in; 2.54 cm
overall: 25 in; 63.5 cm
overall: 22 11/16 in x 1 3/4 in; 57.62625 cm x 4.445 cm
ID Number
PH.314890
catalog number
314890
accession number
211899
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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