Telescope (Spyglass)

Telescope (Spyglass)

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This spyglass has an achromatic objective, a four-element erecting eye piece, and a 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.
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telescope (spyglass)
telescope (spyglass)
telescope (spy glass)
I. P. Cutts, Sutton & Sons
overall: 20 7/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 53.0225 cm x 3.81 cm
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