Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co. Telescope

Description
This telescope was probably made around 1900. It has an achromatic objective, and a tapered four-draw brass body covered with leather. Its four-element pancratic eye piece produces erect images with magnifications of 25, 30, 35 or 40 times. The telescope bears the inscription "BROADHURST. CLARKSON & CO / 63 FARRINGDON ROAD / LONDON, E.C."
Ref: Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co., Portable Telescopes (London, n.d.)
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope (spy glass)
telescope
date made
ca 1900
maker
Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co.
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 3 in; 26.67 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*333802
catalog number
333802
accession number
296611
subject
Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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