Telescope (Spyglass)


Spyglass with an achromatic objective, four-element erecting eye piece, and brass body covered with leather. The "TRADE MARK / TRY ME (with image of fouled anchor)" inscription is also seen on English telescopes inscribed I. P. Cutts, Sutton & Son.

S. Thaxter & Son, nautical instrument dealers in Boston, sent this spyglass to the Smithsonian in 1880. The U.S. Fish Commission included it in its display at the International Fisheries Exhibition held in London in 1883, and perhaps in the similar Exhibition held in Berlin in 1880 as well.

Ref: G. Brown Goode, et. al., Descriptive Catalogues of the Collections Sent from the United States to the International Fisheries Exhibition, London, 1883 (Washington, D.C., 1884), vol. 2, p. 728.

Maker: I. P. Cutts, Sutton & Sons

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.39392Catalog Number: 39392Accession Number: 8745

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Measurements: overall: 20 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 53.0225 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_1247827

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