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This refracting telescope with cardboard tube seems to be home-made. One inscription on the tube reads “TRIUNE TELESCOPE / Alpha has a magnifying power of 13 times and a / Field diameter of 132 feet to the mile (about) / Beta has a Magnifying Power 24 diameters, / Field – About 840 feet to the Mile. / Gamma has a magnifying power of 36 times and a / Field diameter of 66...” Another reads “M. J. Kenny / Inventor & Builder / Buffalo, N.Y. / B.S.H.” Kenny has not been identified. B.S.H. may refer to the Buffalo State Hospital.
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overall: 20 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 52.705 cm x 3.4925 cm
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