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Telescope

Object Number: 
1956.165
Date: 
1775-1825
Medium: 
Brass, wood, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 15 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 39.7 x 6.4 cm ) open: 25 3/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 64.5 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on side of inner cylinder: "Spencer Browning & Rust / LONDON / Day or Night"
Description: 
Hand-held telescope with brass and wood casing.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group