Dollond Telescope

Description
This telescope has an achromatic objective with the flint lens on the outside; a five-element erecting eyepiece; a ten-sided wood tube with brass couplings that breaks down into three sections; and a tin-plated case covered with leather. It was probably made in the 1750s or early 1760s. The telescope bears the inscription "Dollond LONDON."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope
maker
Dollond
Measurements
overall: 37 1/2 in x 1 1/4 in; 95.25 cm x 3.175 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*325413
catalog number
325413
accession number
256202
subject
Measuring & Mapping
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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