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ExhibitionsRoyal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames
User collections Collectables (All) by blueheatwave
Collectables (UK) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Brunel, Marc Isambard
Provenance: Brunel, Isambard Kingdom

Object details:

Object ID NAV1433
Description Telescope-18.9" (48.1cm) long, O.G. dia. 1.25" (3.2cm). Inverting (complete with cross wires). Is focussed at O.G. end. A spirit level in brass casing 6.6" (16.8cm) long is attached to underside of telescope. Stand-The telescope is mounted on a brass stand 10.6" (27cm) long by a brass hinge at one end, and a jointed screw with knurled knob for levelling at the other. A tripod socket head is attached at centre of underside of stand. compass-Dia. 3.9" (10cm) mounted at centre of stand (below telescope). Fitted with a tapered edge bar needle 3" (7.6cm) long, with a jewelled pivot cap at centre. Graduated to 8 points, quadrantaly in degrees, and anti-clockwise to 360 degs. A needle lifting mechanism operated by a brass knob at side of bowl is fitted.
Date made circa 1830

Artist/Maker Abraham, A.
Place made Liverpool
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements Overall: 490 mm; Diameter: 40 mm
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