- This achromatic refracting telescope, with mount designed to be hung on a wall, was made by Robert- Aglaé Cauchoix (1776-1845), an innovative French optician who, in 1814, opened a shop for optical and physical Instruments on Quai de Voltaire, near the Pont Royal, in Paris.
- Ref: Description des Lunettes Murales, construites par M. Cauchoix, Optician, Quai Voltaire à Paris. Avec l'indication des procedes pour s'en servir, et des examples des calculs d'Observations (Paris, 1818).
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- telescope, refracting
- Cauchoix, Robert Aglae
- place made
- France: Île-de-France, Paris
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- iron (overall material)
- overall: 4 1/2 in x 8 in x 25 1/4 in; 11.43 cm x 20.32 cm x 64.135 cm
- overall (in closed box): 4 1/4 in x 25 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 10.795 cm x 64.135 cm x 19.685 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
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- Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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