Telescope

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Object Name: 
Telescope
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2016.8.414
Dimensions: 
Overall L (extended): 68 cm, Diam (max): 4.3 cm; Overall L (collapsed): 23 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1800-1825
Primary Description: 
Telescope. Cardboard, wood, paper, lacquer, gilding, leather, horn, brass, glass; ground and polished glass, cardboard tube lacquered and gilded, horn and wood turned. Collapsible telescope wrapped in red and black leathers decorated with gilded scroll and vegetal motif. Brass collars on either side of outer tube. Lens of outer tube mounted in wooden disk. Transparent amber-colored horn eyepiece mounted on end of smallest tube.
Provenance: 
Tesseract, Source
2014
to
2016-12-13
Acquisitions (2017) illustrated, p. 15 (#8); BIB# AI103665
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2016 (2016) illustrated, p. 9; BIB# 714015
Tesseract: Early Scientific Instruments illustrated, Catalog 102 #6; BIB# 145588