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Portable telescope


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Collection Telescopes, Astronomical and navigational instruments, Optical equipment
User collections Re┬ĚThink Migration by marre986
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID NAV1600
Description The barrel and the end caps of this non-achromatic telescope are decorated in orange and gold. The three draw tubes are decorated in black and gold with floral motifs and stop lines to indicate the telescope's optimum working length. The eyepiece mount is made of tortoiseshell, but the objective lens holder is brass. This is one of the few Japanese telescopes held by the National Maritime Museum.
Date made circa 1850

Artist/Maker Unknown
Place made Japan
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials japanned paperboard; tortoiseshell; brass; glass
Measurements Overall: 325 mm; Diameter: 50 mm
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