- This refracting telescope has a 4-inch aperture achromatic objective, several eyepieces, and a wooden tripod. The brass tube is 63 inches long and carries the signature “Dollond London.” A paper label in the wooden box holding the telescope reads “G. Dollond / Optical, Mathematical, and / Philosophical Instrument Maker / to Her Majesty / 50 St. Paul’s Churchyard, 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.
- This telescope belonged to, and was given in memory of, Charles C. Carey (1903-1963), President of the General Radio Company (1956-1963).
- Ref: Gloria Clifton, “Dollond Family,” in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Refracting Telescope
- date made
- mid 19th century
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, London
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Mrs. Charles C. Carey
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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