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Telescope

Object Number: 
1950.358
Date: 
1775-1825
Medium: 
Brass, wood, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 19 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 49.5 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on side of inner cylinder: "C. PARKE + London"
Description: 
Hand-held telescope with brass and wood casing.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this telescope was used by Captain Henry B. Brevoort.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group