Telescope (Spyglass)

Telescope (Spyglass)

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Cardboard draw-tube telescope (spyglass) that may date from the eighteenth century. Webster Full, the donor, believed it had been brought out of the Revolutionary War by William Powers, a resident of western Virginia (later West Virginia), and Powers believed it had belonged to his Colonel. One of Powers’ descendants transferred it to Webster Full’s father.
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Object Name
telescope (spyglass)
overall: 9 1/2 in x 1 7/16 in; 24.13 cm x 3.65125 cm
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National Museum of American History
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