Expanded Hours

We're now Wednesdays through Sundays! Proof of vaccination is required. Learn more >

Telescope

Object Number: 
1940.474
Date: 
1800-1835
Medium: 
Brass, wood, glass, paint
Dimensions: 
closed: 20 x 2 1/2 in. ( 50.8 x 6.4 cm ) open: 35 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 90.8 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 red-painted wood casing.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this instrument was used by William Banks (1782-1848), grandfather of the donor, on his voyages.
Credit Line: 
Gift of James Lenox Banks
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group