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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).
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Object Name
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
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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