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Telescope lens cap

Astronomical and navigational instruments

Object details:

Object ID AAA2332
Description This brass objective lens cap is a relic of Sir John Franklin's last expedition in search of the North-West Passage, 1845-48. It is thought to have been recovered by the Schwatka expedition of 1878-79 in search of remains of the Franklin expedition, but it is not clear where Schwatka found the item.
Date made before 1845

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
Materials brass
Measurements 4 x 62 mm
  • Telescope lens cap (AAA2332)
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