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Telescope with lens cap

Object Number: 
1943.360ab
Date: 
1800-1835
Medium: 
Brass, wood, glass
Dimensions: 
closed: 8 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. ( 22.5 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on side of inner cylinder: "Lunette Vitro-Cristalline / par Cauchoix a Paris."
Description: 
Hand-held telescope with brass and wood casing; brass lens cap.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this telescope was used by William Sinclair, first Paymaster General of the United State Navy.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Mary L. and Miss Ellen D. Constant
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group