Telescope Tube


This tapered mahogany tube for a refracting telescope came from the shop of Henry Fitz (1808-1863), America’s first successful commercial telescope maker. It is 51 inches long, 4.5 inches diameter at objective end, and smaller at the eye end.

Maker: Fitz, Jr., Henry

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Willard H. Howell

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.315154Accession Number: 215541Catalog Number: 315154

Object Name: telescope tube

Measurements: overall: 52 in x 5 in; 132.08 cm x 12.7 cm


Record Id: nmah_1184377

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