Adams, Dudley, 1803
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Adams, Dudley

Year: 1803

Year Range: -

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Manufacturing Location: England

Signature: Adams/London/1803

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No stand present.

Collection: Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes

Accession #: LC 211


Tiemen Cocquyt, "400 Years of Telescopes" booklet, Zeeuws Museum, 2008. Item 29.

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.163. #211.

Public Notes:

Gilded brass, ivory construction. Non-inverted image; likely used as opera glasses. Dudley Adams (1762-1826) took over his family's optics business in 1788.

Length (open):

Length (closed): 110


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Optical Basics

Objective type: singlet

Optical style terrestrial

Physical style spyglass and pocket

Functional style

Materials: ivory, brass

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