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Telescope box

AST0940.1
Optical equipment

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Collection Optical equipment, Astronomical and navigational instruments
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AST0940.1
Description The box has a brass lock but the key is missing. Directions for the use of the telescope are attached to the inside of the box lid. In the box is a spare object cap which does not fit.
Date made circa 1750

Place made London
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Purchased for the Museum in 1944.
Materials brass; sharkskin; specula
Measurements 395 mm x 430 mm
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