Dollond, 1775 c.+25
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Dollond

Year: 1775 c.+25

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Manufacturing Location: England

Signature: Dollond / London

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Stand present.

Collection: Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes

Accession #: LC 157


Cocquyt, Tiemen. "400 Years of Telescopes" booklet, Zeeuws Museum, 2008. Item 19.

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". Wassenaar, 2013. p. 141. #157.

Public Notes:

"Small achromatic telescope on a brass stand, signed: ‘Dollond / London’. With multiple eye lenses, mounted on a rotating disk, providing four different magnifications. The stand can be easily dismantled and handsomely stowed away inside the tube. Length 17 cm, Ø 4 cm" (Louwman and Zuidervaart, 2013).

Length (open): 170

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Objective type: unconfirmed

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Materials: brass

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