Telescope (Spyglass)

Telescope (Spyglass)

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This draw-tube refracting telescope is crafted from paper; the largest section is orange and boasts a floral design. The "LEONARDO SEMITECOLO" inscription is that of a Venetian optician who won a gold medal in 1835.
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Object Name
telescope (spyglass)
Semitecolo, Leonardo
place made
Italy: Venetan, Venice
overall: 30.2 cm x 4.8 cm; 11 7/8 in x 1 7/8 in
overall in case: 12 3/4 in x 2 in; 32.385 cm x 5.08 cm
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National Museum of American History
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