Reading Telescope

Reading Telescope

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Description
An ivory tag on the base of this reading telescope reads “SOCIETE GENEVOISE / Pour la Construction / D’Instruments de Physique / GENEVE.” The firm referred to this as a “Pointing Telescope with graduated paper scale to observe mirror instruments.”
Ref: Societe Genevoise Pour la Construction d’Instruments de Physique et de Mechanique, Illustrated Price List of Physical and Mechanical Instruments (Geneva, 1900), p. 44.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pointing telescope
reading telescope
date made
around 1890
maker
Societe Genevoise d’Instruments de Physique
place made
Switzerland: Genève, Geneva
Measurements
average spatial: 28.5 cm x 23.8 cm x 21 cm; 11 7/32 in x 9 3/8 in x 8 9/32 in
overall: 11 5/16 in x 8 1/4 in x 9 5/8 in; 28.73375 cm x 20.955 cm x 24.4475 cm
ID Number
1992.0477.03.1
catalog number
1992.0477.03.1
accession number
1992.0477
Credit Line
Bowdoin College, Department of Physics
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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