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Astronomical telescope (2018.2.A)

Brass Gregorian telescope. Telescope shaft covered in brown pebbled leather sleeve and fitted with speculum primary and secondary mirrors, the latter with screw-motion fine focus and twin lens eyepiece system. A brass dust cap covers the top part of the tube. The telescope rests on a brass tripod stand featuring a turned column above three cabriole legs. The telescope completely disassembles and fits into an oak carrying case.

Place Made France or Germany...

1750-1800
Metal
17.0 x 8.0in
2018.2.A
Image and text: DAR Museum, 2024

Where you'll find this

DAR Museum
Permanent collection