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Telescope Tripod and Mount

Telescope Tripod and Mount

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Description
This is the tripod and mount for the 3.5-inch aperture refracting telescope made by W. & S. Jones of London, and used at Georgetown College.
Ref: Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Georgetown College, D.C. 1 (1852), p. 14.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tripod stand and wood handle
date made
ca 1840
maker
W. & S. Jones
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Measurements
overall: 28 in x 28 in x 17 in; 71.12 cm x 71.12 cm x 43.18 cm
ID Number
PH.316098.02
accession number
224215
catalog number
316098.02
Credit Line
Georgetown University
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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