Watkins & Hill, 1800 c.+50
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Watkins & Hill

Year: 1800 c.+50

Year Range: -

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Manufacturing Location: England


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No stand present.

Collection: Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes

Accession #: LC 383


Tiemen Cocquyt, "400 Years of Telescopes" booklet, Zeeuws Museum, 2008. Item 37.

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.243. #383.

Public Notes:

"Small spyglass made of Wedgwood porcelain, with a representation of the marriage between the mythological figures Cupid and Psyche. Length 9 cm, Ø 5 cm. Unsigned, but attributed to the firm Watkins & Hill, as an identical – signed – specimen is in the collection (MusEYEum) of the British Optical Association. First half of the nineteenth century.

The instrument maker Francis Watkins and Wiliam Hill formed an optical companionship in London between 1819 and 1856" (Louwman and Zuidervaart, 2013).

Length (open):

Length (closed): 90


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Optical Basics

Objective type: singlet

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