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Polygonal telescope

NAV1655
Telescopes

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Collection Telescopes, Astronomical and navigational instruments, Optical equipment
User collections Collectables (UK) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Steevens, Charles

Object details:

Object ID NAV1655
Description This non-achromatic telescope has an octagonal mahogany barrel and a single brass draw tube. The other brass fittings include sliding eyepiece and objective lens covers. The telescope once belonged to Rear-Admiral Charles Steevens (1705-61), and is of a type commonly used on board ship in the 18th century.
Date made circa 1750

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials brass; glass; mahogany
Measurements Overall: 362 mm; Diameter: 35 mm
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