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Day or night telescope

Astronomical and navigational instruments

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

Object details:

Object ID TOA0107
Description This achromatic telescope has a wooden barrel and two brass draw tubes. The other brass fittings include a sliding eyepiece cover, an objective lens cap with a sliding cover and a sliding sun shade. An inscription on the smallest draw tube names the maker and telescope type - 'Spencer Browning & Rust, London. DAY OR NIGHT'. In addition, roman numerals are roughly inscribed in a number of places, presumably as part of the manufacturing and assembly process. The telescope is said to have belonged to Rear Admiral John Pasco (1774–1853), Signal Lieutenant in 'Victory' at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805.
Date made circa 1800-1810

Artist/Maker Spencer Browning & Rust
Place made London, England
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Malcolm Stewart Collection
Materials glass; wood; brass
Measurements Overall: 380 x 67 mm
  • Day or night telescope (TOA0107)
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