Telescope

Telescope

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Description
This is a brass Gregorian telescope with a speculum metal mirror 3¾ inches diameter. The rod that runs along the tube serves to adjust the smaller secondary mirror. The “T. Blunt, London” inscription refers to Thomas Blunt, an instrument maker who worked on his own from 1794 to 1823, or to his son of the same name, who worked for a year or two later.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
telescope, reflecting
date made
1794-1824
maker
Blunt, Thomas
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 62 cm x 75 cm x 37 cm; 24 7/16 in x 29 1/2 in x 14 9/16 in
overall: 28 in x 14 1/4 in x 24 in; 71.12 cm x 36.195 cm x 60.96 cm
ID Number
PH.329777
accession number
283516
catalog number
329777
subject
Astronomy
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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