Reeve(s), Richards / Cock, Christopher, 1650 c.+25
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Reeve(s), Richards / Cock, Christopher

Year: 1650 c.+25

Year Range: -

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Manufacturing Location: England


Signature Notes:


No stand present.

Collection: Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes

Accession #: LC 23


Tiemen Cocquyt, "400 Years of Telescopes" booklet, Zeeuws Museum, 2008. Item 2. Info from Louwman catalogue, p. 62.

Louwman, P.J.K., and Zuidervaart, H.J., "A Certain Instrument for Seeing Far: Four Centuries of Styling the Telescope Illustrated by a Selection of Treasures from the Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes". Wasscnaar, 2013. p. 40-41. #23.

Public Notes:

"English telescope with tubes made of pasteboard. The main tube and the three drawtubes are covered with white parchment with gold tooling. Ditto support rings of identical diameter. The tooling resembles Turner (1966), nos. 8, 28 and 33. End pieces made of turned ivory . Original optics. Magnification ca. 11x, length 25-63 cm, Ø 4 cm. Unsigned, but on the basis of the arguments presented above possibly made by Richard Reeve(s) or Christopher Cock. Presumably third quarter of the seventeenth century" (Louwman, and Zuidervaart, 2013).

Length (open): 630

Length (closed): 250


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Optical Basics

Objective type: singlet

Optical style

Physical style spyglass

Functional style

Materials: ivory, parchment, pasteboard, glass, gold tooling

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