Telescope with lens cap
Brass, wood, glass
closed: 8 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 22.5 x 6.7 cm )
engraved: on side of inner cylinder: "Lunette Vitro-Cristalline / par Cauchoix a Paris."
Hand-held telescope with brass and wood casing; brass lens cap.
According to the accession records, this telescope was used by William Sinclair, first Paymaster General of the United State Navy.
Gift of Miss Mary L. and Miss Ellen D. Constant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.