- This telescope has a brass pillar-and-tripod base, a 38-inch long wooden tube with brass fittings, a sliding rod for holding the telescope at a particular elevation, an achromatic objective of 2 inches aperture, four eyepieces, and a wooden box with a hinged lid. The brass ferrule at the eye end of the tube is marked “DOLLOND LONDON.”
- The Dollond family began in business as opticians in London in 1750. George Dollond took responsibility for the firm around 1820 and shortened the signature to Dollond.
- Ref: Gloria Clifton, “Dollond Family,” in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- mid 19th century
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, London
- overall: 9 cm x 78.5 cm x 17.5 cm; 3 17/32 in x 30 29/32 in x 6 7/8 in
- overall in case: 3 3/8 in x 30 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 8.5725 cm x 78.105 cm x 17.145 cm
- overall: bag of parts: 1 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 10 in; 4.445 cm x 14.605 cm x 25.4 cm
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- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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