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Telescope

Object Number: 
1947.434
Date: 
1800-1835
Medium: 
Brass, wood, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 20 1/4 x 2 3/8 in. ( 51.4 x 6 cm ) open: 35 x 2 3/8 in. ( 88.9 x 6 cm )
Description: 
Hand-held telescope with brass and wood casing.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this telescope once belonged to Dixey Wildes, son of Jane and John Wildes (d. 1773) of Arundel, Maine. Dixey Wildes settled in Boston in the early 1800s. The donor, Marian Holyoke, was his great-granddaughter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Marian Holyoke
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group