This telescope has an achromatic objective lens of 2 inches aperture, a wooden tube with brass fittings, and a brass pillar and claw stand. The "Gregory & Wright, London" inscription near the eyepiece refers to Henry Gregory and Gabriel Wright, opticians who worked together between 1782 and 1790.

Date Made: 1782-1790

Maker: Gregory & Wright

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

Used: Astronomy


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.328004Catalog Number: 328004Accession Number: 270698

Object Name: refracting telescopetelescope

Physical Description: wood (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10.2 cm x 78.5 cm x 19 cm; 4 in x 30 7/8 in x 7 1/2 inoverall in case: 4 in x 31 in x 7 1/4 in; 10.16 cm x 78.74 cm x 18.415 cm


Record Id: nmah_1167176

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