Telescope (Spyglass)

Telescope (Spyglass)

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This cardboard draw-tube telescope (spyglass) 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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope (spyglass)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/2 in x 1 7/16 in; 24.13 cm x 3.65125 cm
ID Number
PH.289592
catalog number
289592
accession number
59201
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National Museum of American History
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